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76 gl1000 wont turn over

i posted a similar question over at another forum but "check your grounds" is all they came up with. while thats helpful it didnt fix my problem. maybe ill have better luck here.

my 76 gl1000 has been sitting waiting on a carb rebuild.(i used Randakks kit and dvd btw, highly recommended!) now after the rebuild it wont turn over. i press the starter button the headlight dims but i get nothing else.

its been sitting about two years
i checked the ground at the batt and the frame
its got a brand new fully charged gel battery
when i jump the solenoid the starter engages
the 30 amp fuse is fine

any ideas? what can i test. thanks in advance
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It seems your starter solenoid is not operating. Test for a ground on the green/red wire on the solenoid. It gets a ground from either the clutch pulled in or the neutral switch. Then look for 12 volts on the yellow/red wire while pushing the starter button. It you get ground on one side and battery on the other while pushing the start button then you have a bad solenoid. Here is a simplified wiring diagram for the starter.
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I'm not trying to be a smart-ass here, but...

Spray some WD-40 around the starter button, then push and wiggle said button 30 or 50 times.

Does that help?
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CRC electrical spray contact cleaner works too. The Blue can is safe around Wing plastics

Whats the electrical path re: does the Kill switch disable starter on that model/year Wing?
Totally guessing on a gen I do not own, but as noted above- crud gets into switches and makes for weird problems.

What happens when you pull in the clutch, in Neutral? the ol worn clutch bushing syndrome is possible issue

While ck grounds may seem generic, on the Wing its a must. Plus relays being dirty, fried or loose wire etc.
Start with the cheap easy basic known problem areas, then proceed wildly if problem not fixed
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1980 article that might help you ?
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I had to blow it up 3 times and still fuzzy.
There must be a million posts on the Internet talking about the "red-white/red" connection on the "starter relay/fuse holder".

Just do a DDG search, or Screwgle if you prefer.

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It seems your starter solenoid is not operating. Test for a ground on the green/red wire on the solenoid. It gets a ground from either the clutch pulled in or the neutral switch. Then look for 12 volts on the yellow/red wire while pushing the starter button. It you get ground on one side and battery on the other while pushing the start button then you have a bad solenoid. Here is a simplified wiring diagram for the starter.
ive got ground on the green/red, and about 10.5 volts on the yellow/red.
no idea why it would be less than 12. ill go crazy with the contact cleaner on the starter button tomorrow but im guessing its the solenoid. ill keep you posted. thanks
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It seems your starter solenoid is not operating. Test for a ground on the green/red wire on the solenoid. It gets a ground from either the clutch pulled in or the neutral switch. Then look for 12 volts on the yellow/red wire while pushing the starter button. It you get ground on one side and battery on the other while pushing the start button then you have a bad solenoid. Here is a simplified wiring diagram for the starter.
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