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1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

HELP!
My bike won't start!
The ignition lights up as normal, but when I press the start button, I get nothing. THIS IS INTERMITTENT! Another day, it will turn over and start no problem. Its as if no power is getting to the starter motor.
When it does start, it runs like a dream. I don't think its the actual starter motor, as when it DOES turn over, it sounds good, and the bike starts really quickly!
I had a look at the starter solenoid yesterday, and just reseated all the connectors, checked fuses etc etc.
Is there anyway of testing the solenoid? They are cheap enough to buy, but I want to make sure I'm fixing the right thing!
HELP!!!!!
Thank you in advance guys, for ANY help yo might be able to give! (Im not very technical as you may be able to tell!)
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Re: 1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

I would check the kill switch first
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Re: 1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

I checked out the kill switch, but no harm in taking another look. Cheers mate
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Re: 1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

Remove the start button from the handlebar and take the switch itself apart and clean the contacts.

Sounds like the button is intermittently hitting a dirty or damaged contact.
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Re: 1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

I second Ian. Im having the same problem with my '97 RRV due to it sitting idle since a few months. I would have to press and jiggle the starter button a bit for it to start up. There is just about enough space under the button to shove in the straw from a can of contact cleaner if you dont want to take the whole thing apart.
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Re: 1997 CBR900RR Not starting!

Had the same problem on my 99 rrx , cleaned the starter switch contacts . It's been fine since .
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