Monster 796 Starting Issues

Hi there,

I have starting issues with my 2012 Monster 796.
Battery voltage is a bit low at 12V and it looks to be the original so that will need to be replaced. The problem I have is the solenoid won’t energise. I have wired the solenoid separately and it does work.

  1. Are the stand switch and the neutral switch connected in series with the solenoid coil?
    The neutral switch shows green on the dash.
  2. Will the clever electronics prevent the solenoid actuating if the voltage is too low?

I have shorted out the solenoid and the engine does turn over all be it a bit sluggish.

Any ideas please?

Andy Smith