1500 won,t turn over


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whitehead
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1500 won,t turn over

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I started my 96 1500 today and let it warm up as i checked air pressure.Hit the kill switch to stop for a minute and now it won,t start. The lights come on and the side stand light works. the headlights dim when i hit starter switch but that is all. I put the charger on battery and it checks good. Any idea what to check next? Thanks Whitehead


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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

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Try working the kill switch back and forth a few times. These switches get dirty over time and make poor connections. If that helps or not, try spraying electronics cleaner in the switch to clean it.
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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

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When i first turn the switch on the reverse light shows for a second and the neutral light does not show. I think it maybe the switch for the trans. I looked at the manual and it shows the switch on the right side but I don,t know where. I am going to take the kill switch off first then look for the neutral switch. Thanks for the help.
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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

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If it is the neutral switch you still should be able to start with kickstand up and pull the clutch.
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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

Post by landisr »

Before you start tearing things apart, try engaging and disengaging the reverse lever several times. Perhaps the switch(es) involved are dirty.

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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

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10.31.22. I just diagnosed last evening a 1998 GL 1500 SE, that a friend was riding and the bike just quit as he was getting on the expressway, then it fired back up as he was deaccelerating, he rode it for about a mile more then it quit.He tried to start it but it would not crank. The right side handle bar kill switch is not making. I came on this forum to see if anyone else had changed out that switch instead of the whole handle bar switch assembly.
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Re: 1500 won,t turn over

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Many folks have taken apart that switch and cleaned it, and tightened the connections.
At this point your only other options are used or NOS parts.


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