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I have a 1981 Suzuki GS 550, the battery is good and the carbs have been cleaned a little over a month ago usually start the bike a few times a week. I went to start the bike today and it has been a week since the last time, i had good power and all it did was make a clicking sound every time i pushed the start button. I noticed i left my petcock on from the last time i started the bike. I searched online and read that i should try to prime it for a minute or so but i'm really not sure what to do. thank you

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Check to make sure the battery is fully charged and that the fuses are all good. If you push the starter button and the solenoid clicks, the button is good. Take a wire and jump the two posts on the solenoid or touch the two cables together, if your starter works, then you need a new solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap on the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works you need new starter brushes. Anything else wrong with the starter and you need to replace the starter assembly , unless the manufacturer sells replacement parts so you can repair the starter. most manufacturers only sell replacement starter brushes. Leaving the fuel petcock only greatens the risk you might flood the engine with gas. It should not affect the action of the starter motor. The prime set up on the fuel petcock allows you to fill the carburetors with gas before you actually turn the engine over. In the run position the fuel petcock only supplies gasoline the carburetors when there is vacuum present in the manifolds.

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