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I have a 1975 Honda GL1000 standard. I replaced the points and adjusted them. When I went to start it w/the push button starter it just made a buzzing sound. I then was able to kick start it and it ran for a few minutes then died out when I adjusted the choke. When I tried to start it again the the same thing happened there was a buzzing sound. I wasn't even able to start it with the kick starter the second time. The wiring harness leading away from the points is old and beat up. I moved it around and thightened the nuts but the bike still won't start. How can I fix it/ It used to start fined before I changed the points.

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I own three GL1000 cycles. After fussing with the points all three now have Dyna electronic ignitions. The difference is worth the price around $200. But to your problem. When replacing points Honda sells a plate assembly with everything on it (saves time plus you get all new screws and wires to the condenser). The condensers have always been a problem with all Honda point systems. Did you install a new condenser ? Also when installing puts it is easy to ground them out. You may have to go through the whole process again to get your spark back. I believe the problem you are having is with your starter solenoid . You need a new solenoid. But for now, take off your left side cover and jump the solenoid with a piece of wire , a screw driver , jumper cable clamp, etc. You may also want to solder in a push fuse to replace the old tube fuse which at this age can be a source of aggravation when you have to wiggle the wires to get the bike to power up.

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