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My wife and I were headed on vacation and got caught in a rain storm for a good part of the day. The next day was better, but we got caught in rain again. We thought luck was on our side when we finally got a day of nice weather. We stopped for a break, but when I went to start it, there was no electric start and no headlight. We could bump start it and all the other lights and electrical worked. Any suggestions? By the way, the starter solenoid works. Did the heavy rain effect anything? I am stumped!

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Hi, Paul some bikes can handle moisture better than others depending on age and 99% of the ones that don't start after getting wet just need a little time to dry out then they are good to go. WD40 works wonders when sprayed in critical electronic areas, ie. coils, spark plugs, safety switches etc.
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I had the same problem with my 636. It turned out to be just a cable problem. Try to see if all the electric cables work correctly and connected.

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Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: bike has electrical power , but starter doesnt do

Check the start solenoid. Check the large terminals. Do you understand how it works?

When you press the start button, you energize a electric magnet that pulls a disk against the bottom of the two large terminals. Over time, these connections become burned and they may not make a connection.

So, one terminal is the battery, the other goes to the starter. check for voltage on the start side with the key on and the start switch depressed. Voltage = starter trouble. No voltage = your solenoid may need replacing.

Prove it ... with a jumper cable (really, a automotive grade jumper cable ... not a little wire) connect the battery side to the start side to see if the starter will spin.

I hope this helps you


Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 1981 GL 1100.

Tap on the starter with a plastic hammer. If it starts working you probably need new brushes in the starter. If new solenoid is not clicking when you push the button, the button may be dirty or broken. push the button halfway in and the headlight turns off. Then , push the button the rest of the way in and it should engage the solenoid.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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You either have a broken/disconnected wire or you have a bad starter button. The starter button is a two position switch. Push it in half way and the headlight turns off. Push it in all the way and the solenoid engages the starter. The button is either dirty or broken.

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The fuse at the solenoide is also ok ?. Do you have 12 volts going to the fuse box 1side of the fuse, at the rectifier plug that conects it to the harnes, you should have 2 reds12 volt live

Posted on May 07, 2011

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