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84yamaha fj1100 20,000 miles. Everything ran well when i bought it a couple weeks ago, then it didnt start for about 3 days straight and one morning it fired right up. i had a tender attached cause i kept turning her over till the battery died and id go back to work. when it started, i rode it the day after for like 3 hours and rode great...i left the lights on twice for about 10 mins each...just kept forgetting to turn key off...it started up, i drove 10 miles or so to grocery store, and came out and it just clicked. i pushed started it and got home, now nothing but clicking..was told it was the starter solenoid, and bought a "universal". didnt match up in the slightest....im no mechanic...im a chef. when trying to start , solenoid is clicking...when i removed it i saw a spark...then disconected battery...duh..I know..put it back in and tried again and now the relay clicks...then nothing at all...thats where im at. im broke and cant afford a shop..but also cant afford to buy random parts i dont need...plz help. thank you, Bob hudson nh

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