2012 Goldwing will not start????


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tdall2000
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2012 Goldwing will not start????

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I just bought a 2012 Goldwing 3 weeks ago. I went on 1st long 3 day trip. Everything ran great. After I returned home and bike sat for 1 day, it would not start. I connected it to trickle charger, where the light turned green after 5 minutes of charging. Should I remove the battery and have it tested?


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Re: 2012 Goldwing will not start????

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Yes, take the battery in and have it tested.
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harvey01
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Did you check the kill switch?
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tdall2000
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harvey01 wrote:Did you check the kill switch?
Of course I checked.... Oh wait. Crap that was it.
Thanks.
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this is one of those things that has happened to us all. You may have not intentionally flipped this switch, but it got flipped anyway. You now know to check this every time you start, as you'll never forget this red cheeked moment :oops:
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Re: 2012 Goldwing will not start????

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tdall2000 wrote:
harvey01 wrote:Did you check the kill switch?
Of course I checked.... Oh wait. Crap that was it.
Thanks.
Always a "got cha"...it happens to a lot of riders!!


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1995 Bunkhouse Camper
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1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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