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1981 Honda GL 500. Used to be able to jump start. It would run only on high revs; would stall and had slight backfire at low revs. Put in new battery. Charger at 2 amps took a couple of hours to bring new battery to full charge. Battery at 12.7 V on voltmeter. Now nothing. Engine won't turn over, starter doesn't turn, no lights. What is next step in trouble shooting?

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Replace your main fuse on the starter solenoid. That should restore power. If you are having to jump the starter at the solenoid you may need a new solenoid. Your starter button could be the issue, in that case you would have to replace the switch assembly. As for running only on high revs, you need to take your carburetors apart and clean the idle circuit (jets an body passageways) These machines are notorious for burning out there spark plug caps. The caps unscrew from the end of the wires and should OHM out at 5000. If they read higher or lower replace them.

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