starter doesn't engage

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hillbilly doug
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Motorcycle: 1986 go 1200 interstate

starter doesn't engage

Post by hillbilly doug »

When i try to start bike, the headlights go out and can hear clicking noise comes from under fairing but starter doesn't engage. Could it be bad switch or starter?

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1985 Honda Goldwing Limited Edition gl1200

Re: starter doesn't engage

Post by sportsfreaked »

It could be that the starter needs to be rebuilt and cleaned up. Rebuilding the starter is the first thing I would do mainly because it's time to do anyways. I had the problem of when the bike was warm it would have trouble starting. I rebuilt the starter and man what a world of difference. I couldn't believe how dirty and filthy the inside of the starter was. I followed the how to on the site and it was a fairly easy process.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!

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