Starter wont activate


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Starter wont activate

Postby par4ugolf » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:46 am



This past Saturday I was going for a ride on my 1999 Goldwing. I got into a bit of a jam and needed to use the reverse. I tiedt to activate reverse, but I could not get it to work. The bike stalled and now I can't get the starter to work. It is like there is nothing there. Lights come on on the dash, but nothing to the starter. Anyone got any suggestions as to what I could try. The bike is in neutral just in case you are wondering about that. There is not even a clicking sound.



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Re: Starter wont activate

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:58 am

You've checked the fuses (especially #1), correct?

If you haven't already downloaded the Honda Goldwing GL1500 2000 Electronic Service Manual from the main manuals page here, then you should.

I'm guessing it's either the fuse or the reverse switch. Do the headlight and the radio shut off when you try to reverse (like they normally do)?

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Re: Starter wont activate

Postby par4ugolf » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:28 am

Well let's just call me dumb and dumber. I did check the fuses, but I had no idea on the other item you mentioned. I called the place where I bought it and the service guy walked me through some stuff. One of the last things he probably was going to ask me about actually was the most obvious and make sure you check this before you make a complete idiot out of yourself. "Is the kill switch in the neutral position?" I told you dumb and dumber.

Thankyou for you help anyway as it is good to see that this forum is a place to go to get help. I have downloaded the manual from this website but haven't checked it out yet. I guess I better huh?

Thanks again

Ricgh

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Re: Starter wont activate

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:05 pm

Ahh, the damn kill switch. We have all been made a fool of by that infernal device from time to time. :)

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Re: Starter wont activate

Postby par4ugolf » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:56 pm

Well by the sounds of it I am not alone. Boy do I feel better. HAHA




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