Awesome Dave!!! 😎Doubleminded, Sorry this is long but trying to help as best I can........
Its an Interstate. Doesn't have reverse.
I got the starter, battery tray, battery all bolted in properly. There is really only one way.
Hit the start button, click, nothing else.
This indicates the starter switch (button) is working.
I took a test wire about 12 gauge, alligator clipped onto pos battery post. Other end alligator clipped to post on starter where the cable from M of the solenoid is attached. The wire got real hot immediately. Had to jerk it off. The starter never budged.
It got hot because the test wire was not heavy enough. The battery size cable that goes from the “M” on the solenoid to the starter motor is a 6 or 8 gauge wire. Not enough current was getting to the starter motor for it to function as it should. See note below about connections to the starter motor....!!!!
This indicates seized engine, from either the starter clutch gear maybe has a chunk out of the tooth or the belts broke after I parked it.
Not sure this is the problem.....!!
So next i will lift the bike up, take off belt cover. If belts are ok try to turn the engine manually.
I don't know if starter gears are visible with cover off. Never removed one.
Starter gears are not visible with the timing belt cover removed....!
My manual should show.
If nothing moves then I have to pull the engine.
I suspect the engine will turn over manually....!
I wont repair it at 164000 miles.
I found an Interstate motor with 80,000 for 450 plus 250 shipping. or maybe a Valkyrie motor.
I wasn't sure about carb linkage going from 2 carbs to 6. If you guys get frustrated by my " lack of detail" with my answers please just go to some other guys problem.
No problem, we are here to help....!
I am doing the best I can.
Someone said " he has an Interstate, there's not a b post on the solenoid" or there about's.
That would have been me. What I was saying “there is no “B” solenoid on the Interstate model. Only one solenoid on the Interstate...!!
There is an M post, from the solenoid to the post on the starter its connected.
That is correct....!
The B post of the solenoid connects to the positive terminal.
That is correct. A cable from the positive battery post goes to the “B” post on the solenoid.
The ground comes from under an engine bolt to the ground post of the battery.
Note: Try using a Battery jumper cable. Connect one end to the positive battery post and the other end to the positive post on the starter. Make sure it is the positive post on the starter (not the negative post on the starter).
Do this before removing the Timing Belt Cover.......!!!!!!