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1989 Goldwing. Bike was left out a severe storm( heavy rain) without cover. Next morning my ring of fire lights were on, the light switch and ignition were off, and my battery was nearly down. Those lights were direct wire to the battery. Only had enough juice to click. Would not jump off will not start with jumper cables.Charged battery( good one). Replaced starter solenoid, then replaced starter with same results, just one loud click. Will not start by jumping solenoid terminals, same click. All other electical works fine.Click seems to be coming from behind battery box?

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most of the possibilities which are of doubt in this problem that you have already replaced.but still it can be the problem of wirings and relays.if the wires are getting cut in between or the relay is cracked or short the bike will not get started. --------------check Relay 6 is for the starter . It must be cracked .
You should hear relay 8 and possibly
3 click when you turn on the key.
Relays are in a box under
the left rear side cover.

Try checking the fuses carefully,
and check for power to the coils
on the black/white wire.
The run/stop switch should allow
power to the coils from the fuses
and ignition switch.

Check the side stand switch,
when it is up, it should have
continuity on green/white to
green wire. No continuity on
yellow/black to green wire.

Check for corroded or loose connector on
main Electronic Control Module.
Battery must have 12.5 volts
for ignition to function properly.
------------------ this will help.thanks.keep updated.please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.

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