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I turn the key and press the button and nothing happens. Starter relay "a" is clicking, "b" is not. Tested it as described in manual, clicks and has continuity so I'm not getting power to it I guess. What would cause that, all fuses and relays checked. Can I jump across the contacts with a screw driver like on a car?
 

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Simple stuff first, check your kill switch.
 

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Already did. Also males no difference if the kickstand is up or down or the clutch is pulled in or not, in or out of gear and reverse is off.
 

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Might need a little more info. Do all lights come on when key is turned on??

Double check battery connections,,,,,,, happen to me once :cool:
 

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Yes, I have power, all dash lights and the headlight on, horn and radio work, no drop in battery voltage when starter button depressed.
 

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Does the Nuetral Light come on, when trying to start it as such?
 

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Neutral light is on.
 

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Would the fuseable link cause this problem, I know there is one on the battery side of the bike
 

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Checked that and the one under the seat.
 

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Check for power to the starter.
And just for kicks,,,, Try spraying some cleaner/WD-40 into the starter button.
 

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I'm pretty sure I'm not getting power to the starter because relay "B" is not activating. I guess I wasn't clear In my original post, I'm asking what would cut off the power to starter relay B on right side of the engine.
 

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The power for starter relay "B" comes from the Ignition start fuse #11, this circuit flows as follows:
fuse #11 supplies power to the BAS and the Ign/Cruse relay #6
the BAS provides the ground path for relay #6.
When relay #6 is energized it supplies power through the "starter" button to the Starter relay "A" which provides power from the battery to "Starter relay "B". This circuit is split at the output of Relay "A" the circuit that energizes Starter relay "B" goes through an inline fuse "b" (C312 6pin White)this is located under the right side of the seat in front of the truck support bracket. Starter Relay "B" pulls it ground path via "Reverse diode assembly" through the Gear Position switch "N" position.

In short: What would cutoff the power to relay "B" a blown in-line fuse, a faulty diode in the reverse diode assembly, a defective gear position switch.
 

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The fuse is good. Will it hurt to run a wire to ground from the relay connector to bypass the diode and see if thats the problem?
 

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This is exactly what was wrong with my 1500 not starting on the switch...That reverse Diode assembly pull the right saddle bag off, its on the Saddle bag mounting bracket, about 21/2 inches square with about 12 to 20 wires going into it...Here isd one on e-bay, new they run from $80.00 to $140.00...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-1995-GL1500-GL-1500-GOLDWING-CDI-S3H-20-4-2-/380450616599?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item58949fb517&vxp=mtr

I gave $10.00 bucks for mine, it was a used one, but worked great....
 

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Randy, you will do no harm by bypassing the reverse diode assembly/gear position switch, these are safety circuits in the bike, just remember to make sure your bike is in neutral before attempting this.
 

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How much voltage should be going to relay b?
 

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Just a checking in with you Randy, did you find the problem yet??..If ya want I'll go take my reverse diode bank off, bring it to you just to see if that's the problem????
 

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chiefcherokee wrote:
How much voltage should be going to relay b?
Starter Relay "B" should be receiving 12 volts on the coil side of the relay when the starter button is pushed. It also receives 12 volts on the contact side when the starter button is pushed. The difference is the "coil side" of Starter Relay "B" is fused.
 

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I hope this help you out:



 

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That is helpful Terry, thank you. Even though I can hear and feel relay "A" clicking I have no voltage coming through. Can I assume that "A" is bad?
 
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