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Frusterated I went to get on my bike and the lights on the tank come on yet don't start don't even dim when pressing the start button. the kill switch is on. I have had issue from time to time and would forcefully put kickstand down. and would fire up. I bought new kickstand switch but still no luck. I am getting 12.5VDC from battery and both my pushbutton and killswitch metered good on continuity..trying to find out what I should read on spades of starter relay. I have 12VDC coming in but only 2 spades have 12 coming out. I jumped starter to battery and bike started. HELP

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    Daniel May 18, 2014

    I replaced starter relay..still NG. can jump starter to battery and starts yet no headlight. Any other suggestions?

  • Richard Leister May 29, 2014 here is link to electric diagram look at main fuse and starter input check neutral switch input at terminal connector



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Check for starter relay mine was under seat It is easily replaced with most automobile 12 V DPDT relays I had to replace mine every couple of years contacts go bad

Good Luck rickie

Posted on May 13, 2014

Testimonial: "I replaced that component yet still having problem. I jumped the starter with battery and bike started yet headlight didn't come on..any other ideas?"

  • Richard Leister May 29, 2014

    due you get 12 volts on the yellow with red wire at the starter relay when you hit start switch also due you have 12 volts on red/white wire with kill switch on or off need both conditions for starter to engage



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SOURCE: key switch on, push ignition button & nothing happens

Check your ground wire to the frame. Clean and refasten....and find a new mechanic, no excuse for inferior workmanship...Sure sound like a ground problem !......Good Luck to you friend....Tim

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SOURCE: 1998 Honda Goldwing will not start nothing.

Sort of sounds like a Twilight Zone kind of problem doesn't it. I would have the battery checked for an internal dead short. This is something that happens on odd occasions and can happen even to a new battery. Yea, the little lights will work ( they do not draw much juice ), but the starter motor draws a lot of juice and a shorted battery just ain't got it. Also check the wiring harness connections. One loose connection can cause bunches of trouble.

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SOURCE: The neutral light on my 1997 Honda Magna 750 does not light up.

change the battery then change the neutral saftey switch if the battery does not help

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SOURCE: wont start! bike wont start with starter button

sounds like a soleniod problem,
If you tap the solenoid while pressing the button it may start, but will confirm the solenoid is sticking

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SOURCE: 93 shadow VLX 600, insert key, turn on ,all lights

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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