I use a spray can electrical component cleaner for cleaning contacts. Have any of the switches you have cleaned look worn? Looks like the side stand switch is the only one you have not looked into. May have to go through entire circuit bypassing switches to confirm if they are working.
I have run a wire between the two connectors on the side stand switch before to bridge that connection in a few tests, it doesn't seem to change anything.
The only thing that looked remotely worn was the clutch switch, which was filthy, but I cleaned it up and it seems to be ok now. I've even tried bypassing that though, so I'm not sure that's at fault either.
Test the control voltage terminals at the top of the solenoid as you try to start the bike normally, you are either getting voltage there or not. If so your solenoid is bad, if not its back to the start or ignition system troubleshooting.
Well, I haven't done that specific test, but I've tried connecting a couple different relays, one of which came off a running EX500 and that didn't change the situation. So I'm inclined to think that the relay is not at fault here.
Please forgive me, but I am going to go all the way back to the second reply by O_E_M. You did not actually say that you had the battery itself load tested. You are getting power, but are you getting enough?
Sorry to repeat if I missed one in there.
I haven't taken the battery anywhere to be tested, but the battery seems like it has a fairly strong charge on it, has been partially charged within the last couple days, and is supposedly less than a year old according to the Previous Owner. I think it's fine, but I'll throw it on the trickle charger tonight just to be sure. I'll sure feel stupid if that's really the issue. I'll try to take it to an Autozone tomorrow to get the load tested as well.
Yes, do what I said before.
So if I connected the green/Yellow directly to a grounded source it should bypass the clutch switch then, correct? Now I'm not sure if I'm interpreting the diagram correctly, but if the red/yellow wire was grounded directly, wouldn't that bypass all of the switches right off the bat?
I really appreciate the help here guys, this is the newest bike I've owned and I'm not used to having to deal with all of the extra electrical stuff.