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Jumping VTX 1300 starter switch…
Should you surmise that your “starter switch” is inoperative. Use a piece of #14 insulated solid copper wire approximately 10 inches long to make a jumper with. Strip back the ends ¼ - 3/8 inch long and sharpen these ends. This wire (jumper) is denoted as the thick red wire shown on the schematic.
(1) Side stand in down position and place transmission in neutral..
(2) Remove the fuse feeding head light, this will allow higher voltage to starter motor..
(3) Remove right side cover and locate the starter relay..
(4) Turn ignition switch to the on position..
(5) Use your jumper and connect one end to the red wire in the four pin connector top of the starter relay..
Connect the other end of jumper wire to the yellow wire with red stripe in the four pin connector top of the starter relay..

THE STARTER MOTOR SHOULD TURN THE ENGINE OVER - IF NOT GO TO STEP 6..
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6) Might need assistance, but pull clutch in and attempt cranking using the jumper as above.
Should this fail, other problem than starter switch. Most likely will be faulty ground on side stand on neutral switch.
Note that this test bypasses all switches including the ignition switch and the 10 amp fuse in the starter circuit. The reason for turning ignition switch on is to power up ICU, ignition coils and etc.

Following is VTX1300 schematic:


 
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