Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lake Forest, Il, USA
The description of your problem is a bit unclear
Agree with the battery advice - also trying to start a bike with a low battery can cause the relays to malfunction. I know as I've done this.
Another known problem with this vintage has been a dirty sprag clutch internally - this problem is manifested by the starter spinning, but as it isn't engaging the starter the bike won't turn over and start. This is solved by a different approach - dial back in if this is actually the symptom.
"What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles, either."
Robert Persig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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