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(1993)I can't get the starter to engage. Bike

(1993)I can't get the starter to engage. Bike bump starts easily, When you try to start the bike the headlight will go dim, but all signals and horn work well. I don't think it is a battery problem. All fuses are OK. I put a volt-meter at the starter, but did not register any voltage when I tried to start.
Thanks for any insight you can give.

Frank Mueller

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    Douglas Hansen May 11, 2010

    Put the meter on the battery, what is it, and then what is the voltage when you hit the starter button. You need a good 12 volts, and around 10 or so while starting. If it drops badly while trying to start, unhook the starter positive cable and see if it goes back to 12. This should give you an idea if the battery, solenoid, or starter is at fault.

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Check the solenoide to the starter!

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