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I went to try and start my bike but it wont turn on. I turned the key to the on position and the lights and everything turn on. Press in the clutch and then hit the electric start button but nothing happens. What could be the problem?

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Dirty starter button (bad switch). You can carefully take it apart and clean. Bad solenoid, clicks but internal contact is burnt and not transferring electricity to starter.To check, jump the two posts on top of the solenoid (one from the positive battery terminal and the other goes to the positive battery terminal) or touch the cables together, this should make the starter work. If starter turns the solenoid is bad . If not you have a bad starter. Try replacing brush's. If brush's are marginal you can hold the starter button and gently tap the starter with a plastic hammer . If starter works then bad brush's. If the armature is bad You will have to buy a whole starter.

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