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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 05:56 PM
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You say the battery is good, but, were it me, I would put a set of jumper cables on it from a car or truck battery just for giggles.

You could also try putting it in reverse and rocking it back and forth a little while holing the button, if it is a frozen starter that might bump it loose. Just donít get real harsh if you try this, just gently bump it so nothing else breaks.
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Put a volt meter on the battery. Should read close to 13 Volts. Turn the key on and hit the start button while watching the Volt meter. That should give an idea of the state of the battery.
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Put a volt meter on the battery. Should read close to 13 Volts. Turn the key on and hit the start button while watching the Volt meter. That should give an idea of the state of the battery.

I agree. The bike needs at least 10 volts when trying to start. Try cleaning the battery connections also. A little corrosion will act like a bad battery.
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My 06 wing had a similar problem. Ended up being a loose connection at the solenoid (located to the right of the battery, behind the trunk). It can be accessed by removing the battery. Tight reach, but you can check for looseness. Best of Luck!
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You said it would not rock back and forth. It could be hydro locked from fuel in a cylinder or two. Pull the spark plugs and turn kill switch off and put a large rag over each bank. It should crank. Do not stand to the sides near the plug holes the gas will come out with great force and blow over everything.

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You said it would not rock back and forth. It could be hydro locked from fuel in a cylinder or two. Pull the spark plugs and turn kill switch off and put a large rag over each bank. It should crank. Do not stand to the sides near the plug holes the gas will come out with great force and blow over everything.
Not likely with fuel injection and 1800s won't crank with the kill switch off.

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Not likely with fuel injection and 1800s won't crank with the kill switch off.

Sorry, I had GL1500 on my mind. Even though I read it I am working on an 1500.

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Sorry, I had GL1500 on my mind. Even though I read it I am working on an 1500.
Also, the later model 1500s won't try to start with the kill switch off like the earlier ones did either. I think they changed that in either 97 or 98.

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