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Hi, sometimes the starter motor will function and sometimes not, also when I push the starter button several times it will operate once contact is made the starter will function correctly. Thankyou Roger

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Having a few years on the bike,You should really give all the battery,starter cables etc. a really good clean and also check for any corrosion on the main leads.Look for any swelling right near the main power take off points.Your problem does sound like an electrical one.Make sure the earth wire is very clean from the battery.
Hope this helps

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