Question about 1995 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
My 95 Honda shadow 1100 wont crank over after a simple change of handlebars. I was very careful with wiring during parts swap. Bike is in top shape, low mileage and not weathered. I checked everything including starter switch and other safety controls and they all seem good. Engine will crank by jumping solenoid, but not with starter button. Battery good, everything else works and the headlight dims for starting, like normal but engine wont crank over. Main fuse is good, is there another fuse that might be the problem? What am I missing?
There is one more fuse near the battery, check the starter switch on the handle bar if you have 12V coming in to the switch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you can hear the starter run, but no motor turning, the starter clutch is going bad. It is what allows the motor to turn over with the starter, and it idles while the bike is running.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Take the starter button off and put a 12 volt tester on one of the 4 leads that are wired into the button. Test each- If you find a hot line, take a small piece of wire and jump the current over to the other parrallel button. I worked on my bike for two weeks before I discovered this problem. Another problem was that the headlight would not come on. The starter would not crank at all. I took a screw driver and raised the brass leads on the switch so they would make contact and put the switch back together, and it worked. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
First check battery connections...
then check Ignition fuse
then check your interlocks...in neutral, sidestand up....kill switch to RUN...also try using clutch in case the neutral switch is not grounding the starter circuit properly.
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
SOURCE: 1988 honda shadow vt1100, wont
Hi, sounds like you are getting insuficiant power getting to the starter, assuming you have checked the engine turns over freely and is not seized, the switch circuit you have proved is working (as the clicking noise at the solenoide indicates this) as the solenoide switches the battery power to the starter motor, i ask myself if either the battery is suffiantly charged, or the leads from the battery to the solenoide/starter motor and earth leads are making good contact,
At the solenoide join together the both leads bypassing the solenoide using a pair of insulated pliers and the engine should turn over if the battery contains 12-14 volts, this can be done either with the ignition switch in the on/off position when ignition is off the engine will turn but will not start
Posted on Sep 04, 2011
Testimonial: "thanks, I did starter will not turn over, I will replace the starter"
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