Key Switch Problem


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allen51
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Motorcycle: 2005 Goldwing

Key Switch Problem

Postby allen51 » Sat May 23, 2015 5:24 pm



Have an 05 Wing that suddenly won't start when the key is turned to the on position and the starter button is pushed. Clutch is pulled in and bike is in gear. Only way it will start is to put the bike in neutral. That will work with the kick stand up or down. Anyone had this problem and have a solution? Appreciate any suggestions.



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maintainer
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL 1000
1982 GL 1100 Interstate (Sold)

Re: Key Switch Problem

Postby maintainer » Sat May 23, 2015 5:32 pm

I believe the GL 1800 has a little microswitch safety that actuates with the clutch lever. If this microswitch test's bad with a multimeter that's your problem.
1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)

allen51
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Location: Hyden, Kentucky
Motorcycle: 2005 Goldwing

Re: Key Switch Problem

Postby allen51 » Sun May 24, 2015 5:55 pm

Removed the clutch lever and switch, cleaned the cruise and neutral buttons, removed the wiring connectors and cleaned them Re-installed everything, problem solved. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Key Switch Problem

Postby maintainer » Sun May 24, 2015 6:20 pm

Glad to help. That's a big part of what forums are about.


1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)


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