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1981 GL 1100. Put on new starter solenoid and it started great. Next week I had trouble with the engine starting. Turned over fine but, it was wet from rain. Turned it over for about 30 seconds. No start. Gave squirt of starting fluid. Fired up. Turned engine off. Starter will not turn over. Any suggestions. I am on vacation in northern Minnesota.

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Tap on the starter with a plastic hammer. If it starts working you probably need new brushes in the starter. If new solenoid is not clicking when you push the button, the button may be dirty or broken. push the button halfway in and the headlight turns off. Then , push the button the rest of the way in and it should engage the solenoid.

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