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How old is the battery? Hope it's not 1 of Everstart from Walmart, those are junk, I know from experience
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I have had a couple walmart batteries, did you get a am battery? Those I have not tried, the acid battery has poor warranty
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Check you battery cables too. Make sure they are tight AND clean at both the battery and at the other end. You mentioned that at one point you got no noise at all (assume you mean no cranking) then it would crank and sorta start. Loose or dirty batt cables could explain that.

+1 on the Neon coils. I put in a set and am quite impressed with the ease that my 1100 starts now. I had problems with restarts when hot, but that doesn't sound like your issue... yet.


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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Bike...and Dennis View Post
Did you have a thread on the previous problem?
I dont think i have Dennis, something similar though. ill consider the neon coil, thanks Dave. the battery is still under a year old, so not too old. I also changed the fuel filter under a year ago so i doubt its that. although i just forgot to mention an important detail. a couple of weeks ago i laid her down. she was down for only a good 20 seconds or so, but after that she wouldnt start. i spent 10 minutes or so until i decided to roll the throttle and she finally fired up. could it still be from this incident?
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(I have a Walmart Everstart battery in all three of my Goldwings, all at least three years old or more.)
When you laid the bike down you could have sloshed some junk loose that is now plugging a carb jet or some such. Does it run okay once you get it started?
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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runs just fine once started. but iith as been a while now since the issue has occurred. so maybe it was just some some junk clogged up.
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