Won't start 1979


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darkteivel
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Won't start 1979

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Recently my Honda Gold wing will not start it does not make any noise the batteries charged not sure what it is it started last year please help


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Maz
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Re: Won't start 1979

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darkteivel wrote:Recently my Honda Gold wing will not start it does not make any noise the batteries charged not sure what it is it started last year please help
Have you got power elsewhere , like warning lights, blinkers etc? Check the main "dogbone" fuse on the solenoid first, then, if that's definitely OK (not just looks OK) then start checking other fuses/connectors and solenoid.
Maz
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Fred Camper
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Ignition switches can loose contact, so you have to figure out if the lights, blinkers and other stuff have power. The starter current does not go through the ignition but the signal to start does if I recall correctly.
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Maz wrote:
darkteivel wrote:Recently my Honda Gold wing will not start it does not make any noise the batteries charged not sure what it is it started last year please help
Have you got power elsewhere , like warning lights, blinkers etc? Check the main "dogbone" fuse on the solenoid first, then, if that's definitely OK (not just looks OK) then start checking other fuses/connectors and solenoid.
Maz
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