1982 1100 Goldwing won't start

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1982 1100 Goldwing won't start

Post by JONWALKER » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:54 pm

key is on and i have been charging the battery for hours. Hit starter button and all i get is clicking. Please help

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Re: 1982 1100 Goldwing won't start

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:30 am

You've got a few things to check. We'll assume the clicking is coming from the solenoid (black box right next to the battery) and that the battery has a sufficient charge.

Measure at the starter motor terminal with a meter to see if you are getting any voltage there when you hit the starter button.

Put the bike in neutral, then use a jumper cable - connect one end to your positive battery terminal, use the other end to touch the starter motor terminal, and see if it turns the motor over. This should determine if the problem is with the starter, or with something between the battery and the starter.

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