I didn't see this thread until after posting another message under "New SE Spyder won't start.
I've been told that it's necessary to press down really hard on the brake while attempting to start, but on my machine that doesn't do much. If it doesn't want to start, pressing down on the brake doesn't cause it to start. And doing some self tests today after the initial service, it would start with the brake not applied, and start in either N or 1. (once it felt like starting)
The "not starting" issue seems to be related to the E model. I've tried swapping relays in the "fuse" box, but nothing changes. I have noticed that pressing the M switch doesn't always clear the "read the card" message, or if it clears the message the message comes back. And if the message is scrolling it won't start. Even if the message clears, it won't always start normally.
My technique is to hold the start switch (and press on the brake) and cycle the M switch. Somewhere around the 6th or 10th release of the M switch and it suddenly cranks.
If you have any suggestions for my dealer tech, I'd appreciate it. I can do without the Spyder for a couple of weeks, and it can stay at the dealer once I get it transported. (Next Tuesday, I hope)