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My electric start doesn't work on my 1982 XS400.

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Hi. I really think your only problem is the battery. At low voltage, the solenoid can't make a solid connection and it clicks as it tries and fails over and over. But once the battery is low past a certain point, it won't even click and your lights won't come on either. Your battery is under the seat, so try puttin a battery charger on it for a couple hours at@10amps and see if you get better results. But be prepared, as motorcycle batteries aren't known for long life at all, especially if they're ever worked really hard at low voltage. So, if charging doesn't work, a new battery will be in order. I hope this helps you out. Good luck!

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the intake manifolds beteen the carbs an the motor crack they are fiber material ,,when they crack the motor will miss Its sucking air past the carbs replace or epoxy likr I did ,,seal air off no more miss

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