Long time reader; first time poster.....but here's my tail of woes...
After collecting several used parts from Ebay suppliers, I just modified the foot controls on my 2005 Thruxton from the set back stock location, to the mid control position of a Bonneville.
(I don't bend like I once did)
This involved installing Bonneville foot pegs and hangers, brake pedal, gear changer and brake master cylinder.
The only electrical interaction was the pressure switch that controls the brake lights.
The brake lights appear to work fine after the change.
However, post modification I have had difficulty starting the bike.
After several hours of tinkering with connectors I was able to get it running, although I don't know what I did that made it work.
I then took the bike for a local ride with a couple of stops.
The bike restarted easily when warm.
Tried again last night to start the bike after several days and I cannot start it again.
Tinkering didn't do it this time.
The starter relay clicks, engine turns over, gas is on, choke is pulled, but engine
doesn't appear to fire.
I don't understand how the foot control modifications could possibly affect the starting and suspect that it is just coincidental timing.
With that thought, I pulled each spark plug and was unable to see any sparking in a dark garage when I tried to start the bike again.
My thoughts were to replace the spark plugs, which are likely 7 years old and a
That didn't do it, so the plan now is to work back through the ignition system.
Does anybody have any advice on trouble shooting this situation?