Starter only clicks


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dph03
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Starter only clicks

Postby dph03 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:53 am



Can I jump the starter while it is connected?
The Switch assy., starter magnetic behind the battery. It clicks, the starter is doing nothing. I replaced the started last year. It's been fine until I washed the motor with Super Clean and water.
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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Starter only clicks

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:37 am

It's not the starter that is clicking but the solenoid. Yes you can jump the starter directly, positive to stud negative to bike frame..if ignition on bike should start..if not it will turn over if starter OK..you can also jump the solenoid studs..with BIG screw driver you don't like or heavy wire/cable. if that works solenoid is bad or bad connection/wires to it..including the starter switch.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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1fastgl1100
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Re: Starter only clicks

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:38 am

Before going thru all that have you verified that the battery has a full charge? i have washed my bike and cleaned engine real good and afterward found my bike would not start and after much round and round I found that all I needed was to charge my battery!!

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dph03
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Re: Starter only clicks

Postby dph03 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:59 pm

I tried jumping the bike with my car, nothing. I thinking it is not the battery. I tried to jump the starter from my car battery, nothing. I replaced the starter last year and want to contact them.
If it was not JCWhitney, what other site might of I heard of from this web site, to buy a statrer at?Any guess? I will look for my old post here I guess

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dph03
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Re: Starter only clicks

Postby dph03 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:26 pm

DB Electric.
I emailed them with the part number. Thanks!




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