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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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When I went to leave work last night, I noticed my headlight wasn't on. I pulled over and saw just my running lights were on with the turn signal lights. When I hit the start button (bike still running) the headlight blinked, a second touch of the start button and the lights came on and stayed on. Today again, the headlight didn't come on when the bike was started, had to tap on the start button a couple of times before the headlight finally came on. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing this? I don't want to lose my headlights altogether when driving some night. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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A dirty starter switch Steve, by the sound of it. You can strip and clean them, instructions here, https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500startbutton.htm

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My money is on the starter button. Dirty contacts most likely. Follow that link Brian posted and you should be back in business.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 07:41 PM
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Hi Steve, that is a common problem and the previousposts should get you going again.

I just want to suggest you complete your profile. Town, state and mileage on the bike. Thanks.

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