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when starting, you're only supposed to hit the starter button for 5-6 seconds, then let it rest for 30-45 seconds between tries. this keeps things from getting too warm. you need to connect the pos (red) side of the battery first, then the neg (blk). sounds like it's time for a new battery.
 

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just to see, remove battery from bike. connect jumper cables red to red, blk to blk on the bike, not the battery. connect other end of jumper cables to NON RUNNING car battery and see what happens. remember to reinstall main fuse.
 

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a small amount of sparking can occur as you finish connecting everything. using the car battery, make sure you have good, solid connections, blk to blk, red to red. after the connections are made there should be no more sparking. turn key on (but dont start yet ) and see if everything is working normaly, lights, horn, turn. if so hit start button. you should hear the solenoid click and the starter should start to spin.
 

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you can remove the starter just the cable and 2 8mm bolts. place on bench connect blk cable from bat to starter case, red to bolt that holds cable. if the carbs were getting gas and the fuel valve were left on you may be hydrolocked. remove spark plugs. remove stator cover cap (17mm just in front of where the battery sits. using a 12mm offset wrench or socket, turn motor by hand, clockwise only. (from ground up)
 

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sounds like you're gonna have to pull the starter. on my bike i remove the shifter pedal for some much needed room. the lug on the starter (where you attach the cable) is supposed to be insulated from the case. mabey yours has failed?
 
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