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Starter doesn't engage with switch on handle bars all the time

When this happens, I can push the button on the silonoid and the engine cranks. This is on a 1993 harley davidson heritage softail bike

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Check the connections in the switch. maybe a cable is broken, maybe the ground have some rust

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