Is there a way to test the starter solenoid on a 1980 GL1100? Here is my situation: I took my bike completely apart to replace oil seals in the engine and to paint the frame. I am in the process of reassembling it, and am to the point of testing the engine. Unfortunately, when I hit the start button, the solenoid clicks, but does not turn the engine over. I've slow charged the battery to full capacity and even tried using a jump-start box, but the results are the same. I've replaced the solenoid with another (used) solenoid, but the results are still the same. If I jump over the bolts on the solenoid, the starter will turn the engine. I've searched and found many threads addressing my problem and most say that the solenoid is bad. What I have not been able to find is a way to test the solenoid and confirm it is bad.