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ceedubs
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Fairly often when I push the start button nothing happens. If i hold the button in after a delay the starter will engage. This delay also happens with reverse. It does not happen every time.


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Re: Start button

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Time to clean the switch. It's a pretty common issue.
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Re: Start button

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Disassemble the start button, clean the contacts then reassemble?
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Re: Start button

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'Disassemble the start button, clean the contacts then reassemble?'

So, my girl's '99 goldwing trike has a start button doing the same thing. I've had the whole right hand
control assembly apart a few times. Down in the bottom I can see that start switch. The problem for
me appears to be the throttle cable keeping me from digging the button out of its recess.

I might have already gone in and done the job, but I haven't found a DIY to clearly show how to go about it.
One fella did an in-depth DIY on how to get at the cruise switch and clean it. Nothing I can find for
tearing into the Start switch. Some procedures are not in the DIY section. They are in separate
articles on this board. Anybody know where such a procedure resides?


Another matter. If I wanted to replace the entire right hand assembly, the P/N is 35013-MAM-A70.
I think I'm seeing these available from numerous sources, yet I've read articles on this board
that say the assembly is no longer available. Thoughts please.
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Re: Start button

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If it is an SE that is the correct switch and they are available. It's the Aspencade versions where the switch pod is not available.
AFAIK the only difference is that the SE is lighted.
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Re: Start button

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'...the only difference is that the SE is lighted.'

Our '99 wing trike had all the outside identifiers removed. Maybe I can find if it's a SE by the number on the triple tree.

The '99's handlebar lights are definitely illuminated.

I have not yet seen any wording that the 35013-MAM-A70 is illuminated.
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You can see here that number is for the SE 1997-2000 is 35013-MAM-A70 or 35013-MAM-D30

https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda ... 13-MAM-A70

The Aspencade used 35013-MAM-A60 or 35013-MAM-A90
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when I bought my 06 from a friend that was not able to ride for awhile some of the switches didn't work. Cruise control, shock memory button and CB transmit button. Sprayed then good a couple of times with contact cleaner, NOT WD 40. they work great now. I would try that first
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Re: Start button

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I will try that.
Thanks for the wise Word.


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