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1986 xv1100 Starter will not start/turn engin over

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Does it click to try and start? if so check battery and if it happens again without having left the key on then the gen. might be going out... if the bat. checks out ok . could be the starter itself. remove and take to advance or local car parts store. they should be able to test it for you........if there is no click or any sign of trying to engage or start its either from least to most, the thumb switch to start, a short in the wiring from there to the starter or the battery to the switch or a bad relay or fuse. hope this helps.

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take the starter off and look in at the flywheel to see if the teeth are in good shape if not the fly wheel needs replaced...if they are in good shape then the solinoid may be bad on the starter...take it to a electric motor shop they will likely test it for free

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