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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:22 am 
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TheMaverick wrote:
For what it's worth - on the PCX - at some point I got into the habit of holding in the starter button and the starting the bike by pulling in the left brake. Not sure why, but it just seems easier to get the right tension on it.
On the PCX, the lhs brake level only needs to be pressed in a short distance. I believe it uses the same switch as the brake lights (ECU governed) to allow the bike to be started. Seems to be a different situation on the Forza.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:54 pm 
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davenowherejones wrote:
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When I bought my Forza new in 2014, it had those kind of problems. I had to really pull hard on the rear brake lever at first but it got a lot better quite quickly - seems that the rear brake switch is quite stiff when new. It works perfectly now.

I think it was the brake pads bedding in and not the switch. The rear disk probably wore down just a little also.

It was a new bike and good starting began after only 100 miles - nothing to do with the brakes!


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TheMaverick wrote:
For what it's worth - on the PCX - at some point I got into the habit of holding in the starter button and the starting the bike by pulling in the left brake. Not sure why, but it just seems easier to get the right tension on it.


That’s funny. My habit on the Forza is to squeeze the brake lever, hold in the starter switch, and then apparently start the bike by kicking up the side stand. There’s something in my psyche that finds this satisfying, probably an echo of the days I had to use a kick starter.

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Good news, the Honda Forza started this afternoon, like was said, as the left rear brake lever is pulled, you will hear 2 clicks from the brake lever switch, the 1st click is the brake light and the 2nd click is the start Inhibitor. The Forza started right up, it has been sitting in my garage for a month, but that’s OK, take your time figuring out a problem.
Today was a cold day, maybe the brake lever required less pressure or something was hung up. Thanks for all the suggestions.


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Cactus wrote:
Good news, the Honda Forza started this afternoon, like was said, as the left rear brake lever is pulled, you will hear 2 clicks from the brake lever switch, the 1st click is the brake light and the 2nd click is the start Inhibitor. The Forza started right up, it has been sitting in my garage for a month, but that’s OK, take your time figuring out a problem.
Today was a cold day, maybe the brake lever required less pressure or something was hung up. Thanks for all the suggestions.


Great news - thanks for the update. Glad you got it going.


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Cactus wrote:
Good news, the Honda Forza started this afternoon, like was said, as the left rear brake lever is pulled, you will hear 2 clicks from the brake lever switch, the 1st click is the brake light and the 2nd click is the start Inhibitor. The Forza started right up, it has been sitting in my garage for a month, but that’s OK, take your time figuring out a problem.
Today was a cold day, maybe the brake lever required less pressure or something was hung up. Thanks for all the suggestions.



Quick squirt of WD40 or similar in there in case it was the pin that freed itself up?

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