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My 2000 Honda Valkyrie won't start. Replaced the battery, replaced the starter button assembly (whole right side switch assembly) with a new part directly from Honda. When I turn the key everything turns on as it should, and when I press the starter button the headlight dims a bit like it wants to start but nothing happens at all. I checked the main 50amp fuse and it's good. All other fuses appear to be in good shape. I also recently changed the alternator because it was bad, the one thing I did do while replacing the alternator I hooked up the battery to check that everything worked and it did before I put all the covers on and I accidentally forgot to disconnect the battery again and touched a live wire and it blew my 50 amp fuse which I replaced. Any help you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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First check battery connections...
then check Ignition fuse
then check your neutral, sidestand up....kill switch to RUN...also try using clutch in case the neutral switch is not grounding the starter circuit properly.

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