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I was just out on a ride and went to start it up to head back home and the bike wouldn't turn on. I turned the key to off to try again and when it turned the key back on the engine started right up without me pushing the button. If I turn it off via the kill switch I cant start it back up and need to cycle the key and it starts right up without the button. I believe the button is stuck in the pressed position (i cant feel anything different). Anyway, I was able to make it home fine. I've not been able to take it to the dealer yet, but wanted to see if anyone else had this issue. I did just install the off-road kit it and while it does require you to unplug a couple things (turn signals, display, quick-shifter), the only thing anywhere near the kill-switch/starter and it's cable are the hand guards. The hand guards just slide into the bars, so I can't imagine it would be related.
 

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So, during the first 600 miles, the bike did have a little problem with idling, and it also cut off and would not turn on. After the 600-mile service all those issues went away. I have 1734 miles on the bike currently and the bike rides like a dream. I suspect from other users that it might be the initial break in but who knows...
 

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I took the bike in and the dealer let me know the kill-switch/start button is faulty and will need to be replaced. The part is on order and my bike will be with the dealer at least a week. For refrence, i've not done anything with that part, have not dropped the bike, have not gone off road yet, or anything that would have contributed. The dealer noted that they don't really see this part ever break on bikes and typically only gets replaced on crashed bikes. I have less than 700 miles and only about 1.5 months old. Kind of concerning considering I bought the Desert X for back country riding where reliability is key. At least I was still able to start and ride, but I have no idea how long that was going to be possible. I might want to print out a wire diagram or something just in case this happens again and I need to cut the wires and splice to get it started in a pinch.
 
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