15th Aug 2014, 05:30
I have been having the same problem. I found out it's that the starter isn't engaging after replacing my battery. It was doing the same thing. It seems the starter is going. I bought a new one, not a problem now; before I had to tap on the starter so it would engage.
Besides that, the Maxim has given me no problem.
24th Dec 2016, 03:50
Your starter solenoid is bad. I have the same problem. I just bypassed it with a toggle switch.
25th Mar 2011, 05:54
Hi there, I'm a Maxim xj700 owner from Wales. I'm on my 2nd one; the first was stolen and never seen again...
To answer a question about the oil light coming on, but not starting... mine does this sometimes if the bike is in gear and the side rest is out. Check down by the side stand for the switch that lets the bike know your stand is down, maybe there is something wrong with it. Also check you're in neutral?
Hope this helps. Phil, Swansea.