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Motor turn over as soon as I put the battery cable on .

I restored this 1982 goldwing , and now as soon as I put the battery cables on the motor turns over , I don't turn on the ignition switch. I don't have any lights ether .

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Hi,

For the motor to engage even with ignition off would indicate that the starting relay/solenoid is faulty and the contacts are fused together. Another possibility and that could also be responsible for the missing lights would be a mis-connected connector.

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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