After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

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After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

Post by par4ugolf » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:24 pm

Recently after backing my 2012 Goldwing into a garage at work, using it for no more than 30 seconds, I head off to work. Upon returning after work the bike turns over just fine, but wont start. The first time I had it wreckered to a dealer. It was on a Sunday so they were not open. After getting it safwly in place and the wrecker guy picking up all his straps and stuff he made comment about "wouldn't be a bummer if you turned the key and it started". So just to satisfy myself that I indeed needed the tow job, I turn the key, hit the start button and away it went like nothing had happened. 2 days later the exact same thing happened after work. I called for another haul to the dealer, but had a weird idea to try and just move it forward a short distanc of a foot or 2, bingo it fired right up. HAs anyone else had this happen? It appears that there is something in the reverse circuitry that isn't quite right.

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Re: After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

Post by keithg64 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:57 am

It could be in the key switch or in the kill switch.
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Re: After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

Post by huggiebear » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:41 am

Next Time that happens remove the cable from the spark plug and put a screwdriver in it and get close
To the bike ground " bike frame" see if you get a spark. If you don't then could be the coil or the feed to the coil.
If turns over but won't start it's either gas not getting there or no spark.

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Re: After using reverse, motorcycle wont start

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm

The first thing to do is to have the battery tested. Also, make sure the posts and cables are clean and tight.

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