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Motorcycle wont start

I have a 1989 fxr sometimes when you push the elec. start button it just klicks at the relay. i have cleaned all the cables,rebuilt the solenoid,changed the battery,and ccleaned the starter motor,it still does it what else is there?once its warm it will start about every time

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Put a test light on the cable to the starter and see if it lights when it clicks,

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