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2006 Burgman 400 has developed a start problem.
Replaced 6-10 amp fuses and 2-15 amp fuses [ouch nothing wrong with them, oh well now I have spares, a tester and a puller], battery fully charged. Kill switch off, kick stand up, key in correct position, lights work, back break lights work too]

Set up, Bike's on center stand: Turned on ignition switch, F1 error [not flashing], kick stand up, lights work, battery fully charged, left rear brake lever engaged--no sound, cranking, or starting.

Same as above but engaged right front brake lever and bike started.
Can hear fuel engaged sound when cranking.

Think solution from somewhere on this forum was left front brake switch? Said parts ran under $200. Need to know so I can order part(s).

Just paid $400+ and change for front bearings, parking cable installation and brake fluid change on both brake lines. Trip down mountain with big jumping and racket when applying front right brake lever. Emergency visit to closest dealer 3 hours out from home location. Trying to keep the new repair down low haven't paid for the last fix yet.
 

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Sounds like the left hand brake switch has gone out. You can confirm it by pulling the left brake lever and looking to see if the brake lights come on. If they don't the switch is bad.

Part number for the switch is 57460-17C11. They run about $25. Here is a link to a fiche with the part on it. It is item 5. http://www.partshark.com/fiche_sect...gory=Scooters&make=SUZUKI&year=2003&fveh=7244

As you can see from the fiche it is only held on by a single screw. Takes about 5 minutes to change.
 

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I would try cleaning the brake switch with contact cleaner.
Sounds like someone got brake fluid in the switch contacts. ;)
 

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Yours started when you held in the RIGHT hand brake, but not the LEFT?? Interesting. Yep, like Buffalo said, sounds like the left hand brake switch is bad.
 

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Cleaned left brake switch contact parts, bike will start one or two times and then nothing--no brake lights using left brake. Bike Still starts when using right brake lever.
 

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Found a forum blog about recalls on 2012 model and owner had both left and right brake switches replaced. Will call tomorrow and see if I can get them. Aside from the issue of no brake lights in traffic [don't want to be a hood ornament, don't ch' know] the bike would not pass next vehicle safety inspection. And is there a light fuse near the rear of the bike? Would this left brake start problem affect motor until parts are delivered and replaced?
 

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It will not affect the motor. As you mentioned, as long as the right one works you can start the bike. You just don't have a brake light when you pull the left lever but since the right one works your brake light will come one when you pull that lever.

There is no fuse for the lights near the back of the bike.
 

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I always use both brakes at the same time. Assuming that you do too, you should be OK until the parts arrive. Just be aware of that limit.
 

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Thanks, everyone. Replaced the left hand brake switch and the problem is fixed.
Finally, got the right hand brake switch weeks later. Dealer had to reorder due to non-delivery with left hand brake switch from Suzuki-paid for both before ordering. : (
 

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I know how stupid this sounds, but it did happen to me once on my 150cc scooter. The brake handle was adjusted too far out where the brake had almost no free play and I had to squese hard to get to the switch to start the bike. After adjusting the free play the brake lights and start circuit were fine.
 
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