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I don't want to confuse you further but don't overlook that jumped sidestand. It's beginning to look like someone butchered your wiring. Did the guy use a fuse to jumper the sidestand switch? Chances are he didn't based on what other wiring you are finding. But just make sure that jumper is good and no corrosion. Now by chance if he used a fuse just be sure it's good with your multimeter.
 

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Hi there no he's not used a fuse or anything else like it, it's just a piece of wire that he's looped from one of the connectors to the other one on the same plug mate!! And electrics aren't my forte!!!
As long as that connection is clean and a solid connection then that shouldn't be the problem.
 

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Hi there pal it looks like he's done an half ok job with it I suppose! And I've just got a new multi meter so I can test the start button because that's what I think that the problem is!! I don't think that it's getting power from the switch itself to the starter motor solenoid switch!!
 

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Well I've checked the start button out with the multi meter and on the inside of the switch assembly, the red on/off switch has got 2 red wires going to it,and then the actual start button itself has got 1 blue/white wire and 1 black wire!
So when I put the multi meter onto the red wire on the red switch, the one that is the very top red wire that you see when you take the back off the switch assembly, I'm getting just under 12 volts, and if you then put the red lead of the mm onto the other red wire that's the one that is right underneath the one that I've just tested then you get nothing!!! And obviously I've got the black lead of the mm onto the black wire at the back of the actual start button! :) But as soon as I press the start button with the red lead off the mm on the blue and white wire along with the black lead on the black wire you get nothing, and even when you press the actual start button itself there's still no volts showing!!! And I would have thought that there'd be something showing on the mm!!?? Or am I not doing it correctly or something??
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated from me 😁😁
 

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Is that black wire a ground? I would take the black lead of the MM to a good ground and check all the wires with it grounded.
 
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