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I have no working headlights and my bike wont start with the push button but will start and run with a push i checked all fuses and connections i could find all are good any suggestions thank you

I have no headlights working and my bike will not start with the push button but will start with a push still have no headlights when running park lights blinkers and tail lights all work. shut it off to fuel up and this happens all fuses are good and connectios under tank are plugged in .can someone help me out thank-you

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  • jrussell_10 May 24, 2009

    thanks jm i have a full battery and still nothing.

  • jrussell_10 May 24, 2009

    OK,tried to jump it with boster cables still no go.checked all fuses which are good and power going to all fuses also

  • jrussell_10 May 25, 2009

    Tried that also and the conections where clean like new and tight there is no click,life what so ever in the push start button.

  • jrussell_10 May 25, 2009

    no i jumped the starter, i have a test light , let you know also i was driving my boke and stoped to get gas then wouldnt start was woking perfect up until then.tks

  • jrussell_10 May 25, 2009

    thx jm for your time and input it was in the switch itself thx again!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    blowing fuse on 87 goldwing 1200 30 amp bike runs about 15 20 mins pop the fuse the headlights and turn lights work and horn



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Headlights and, starter motors require more amps (power) than the blinkers and, taillights
so: jump your battery before you tear into the wiring
If it still doesn't start or, light up
I'll help you troubleshoot the wiring

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    Jim Goldsmith May 24, 2009

    OK; A full old battery is not the same as a full new battery: a battery puts out 12v at 40 amps but, over time that can fall to 12v at 2amps this is plenty to light the lamps but, does not have enough ummph to turn over an engine so I suggested you jump start your bike with a car battery for that reason then we'll go from there

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    Jim Goldsmith May 25, 2009

    good! now we're doing something! can you get to the two wires that go to your starter motor? if you can; place / hook the jumper cables on those connection points / wires and, the motor should crank

    if it does you have badly corroded battery cables be careful; the motor will turn the minute you make contact

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    Jim Goldsmith May 25, 2009

    Are you saying that you jumped the start switch and, still the starter wouldn't turn?

    Do you have a meter or a test light?

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    Jim Goldsmith May 25, 2009

    how do you know the fuses are good? did you test them live on both sides with your test light glowing? by the way; run a wire from the battery to the positive headlight wire and, or; the headlight switch see if the headlight lights; if it does not light; run a wire from the frame to the negative side of the headlight wire to see if you have a ground; thanks

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    Jim Goldsmith May 27, 2009

    you're welcome please give me a fixya


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