After riding about 220 miles of a 270 mile trip to Atlanta (on my G5), I pulled off to fill up the tank, and had problems re-starting the bike. The de-compressor would run, the light would go off, and then I tried using the starter to get it going. Nothing would catch, and the red light would come back on after a try. I would turn the bike on/off to get the de-compressor to kick in again and turn off the light, and still nothing. After about 20 minutes of this, sitting on my bike in wet clothes, in the middle of rural somewhere, Georgiia, it finally kicked in and I dared not stop until I got to my destination.Any ideas what's going on? When I checked into the hotel after turning it off for the first time, the G5 started right up, no problem.
Describe " nothing would catch" Dose the motor turn over, Dose the starter spin and the motor dosn't turn over, or dose the starter not even spin?
The Second possible reason is that the side-stand automatic cut off switch gets stuck and the bike does not start. I have permanently disconnected that line because that is the MOST common cause of G5 not starting.