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95 GL1500SA failure to start

trying to sell my 95 1500 I let a prospective buyer take a ride around several blocks, when he returned he parked in the wrong spot, when I tried to start it to move no luck, the starter would not engage, all the lights would go out. After doing some checking I found I had a 9 + voltage going to the starter, further checking
showed #2 starter solenoid was closed causing the voltage, checking farther, found that #3 relay to be power supply for it. Need help in my deductions in case I'm wrong before I start replacing components.
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Your battery is dead.

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I would go for a good battery check also

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No, replaced the battery and still the same problem
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First, the #3 relay has nothing to do with starting. If you are still only getting 9v to the starter that's not enough.
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as all have said, put a voltmeter on the battery terminals and watch to see how much it holds up to while it is cranking the engine over...


if the battery drops below 12 volts very much, it won't start.
11.5 is iffy
10.5 is dead battery.
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As John and others said, put the voltmeter across the battery terminals and check battery voltage WHILE TRYING TO START THE BIKE. If you don't see 10 volts or so the battery is no good. If voltage stays at 12 plus you have high resistance in the starter circuit. Could be a dirty connection somewhere or a bad solenoid( relay "A" or "B") Check the battery and then check back for more info. Remember 10 plus volts while trying to start. Checking at the battery.
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you know you can use a heavy screw driver across the terminals on the relay to see if it works. just make sure the battery voltage is 12 volts. also is you have any idle issues cap the two jets on the carbs. see my avatar. i;ve done this and the idle rpm settled down. don't know why but it works. going on 3 months now.also if your fuel pump quits, you can hot wire it. useing the left phillips screw above the fuses. thats positive. the right screw is negative. . its hot when the key is on. just remember to fuse the line with a 5 amp fuse.
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also is you have any idle issues cap the two jets on the carbs. see my avatar. i;ve done this and the idle rpm settled down. don't know why but it works. going on 3 months now..

Showing you have a vacuum leak somewhere.

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trying to sell my 95 1500 I let a prospective buyer take a ride around several blocks, when he returned he parked in the wrong spot, when I tried to start it to move no luck, the starter would not engage, all the lights would go out. After doing some checking I found I had a 9 + voltage going to the starter, further checking
showed #2 starter solenoid was closed causing the voltage, checking farther, found that #3 relay to be power supply for it. Need help in my deductions in case I'm wrong before I start replacing components.

Yep...sounds like you need a new battery.
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