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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1200 Goldwing Interstate, on occasion it will not start ,the starter is strong, new battery, when it doesn't start , it will backfire so I know its getting gas,spark plugs are new, When it does start it will run all day or for 20 min then stall and will not start and no spark....HELP....Thank you
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 07:59 PM
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Interesting. To be clear, when it won't start, it will spin etc. Is that right?

If that is the case, I'd look at the pulse generators or the kill switch.

There are other possibilities, but those would be my guess. Others will be here soon, maybe with other ideas.

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Does it on occasion start right when you let off of the start button? Or more accurately, right when the starter is no longer soaking up the lions share of battery power? Weak coils or low battery could be the cause if so.

OH, and welcome to the forum. The technical section might be a good place to ask your question. Lots and lots of knowledgeable folks there!

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