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My bike will not turn over. When i push the electric start the starter solenoid just clicks. I changed the starter solenoid and it started twice and now it is doing the same thing. What else could be wrong?

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You just wasted the new solenoid, go buy another one and a new starter, also check to see if the fuse is blown, if the fuse is blown, your starter is going bad...you can verify all of what i'm saying if you know how to push start a bike...if it push starts, then everything else is fine, except for the starter circuitry..eg, starter switch, starter solenoid,or the Starter itself! Have you or the previous owner ever change out your starter? Well it would be a good guess that since it a 1984 model and my guess is that the bike probably has 40k on it, and that the starter is bad or going bad, or you have a major short in the battery cables that is cooking the solenoid..check all the wires for chaffing first, before replacing the starter.
if this has helped in the least amount could i get a testimonial from you.
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and please get back to me if it didnt, we can try a few more things!

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  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am not for sure if the starter has been replaced. The bike has 28,000 miles on it and it does push start. I replaced the cables going to the starter solenoid from the battery as well as the cable from the solenoid to the starter. I will be getting a new starter solenoid either today or tomorrow. Should i try the new one or get a new starter first so i dont blow this solenoid as well. The fuse on the solenoid is not blown or damaged in anyway. Looks brand new.

  • steve t Aug 18, 2010

    yeah what he said go get it tested you buy a new one! im 90% sure that it sounds like your starter!

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am new to all of this since this is my first bike. Where could i get it tested, Autozone? Also if i need to buy a new one could i get a rebuild kit and rebuild it myself or would that be fairly difficult?

  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    I am new at this since this is my first bike. How would i test the starter or where could i get it done and if i have to get a new one should i just buy a rebuild kit?

  • steve t Aug 19, 2010

    go to a dealer or a service center that deals with bikes older than ten years..they can check it for you.

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Remove the starter and have it bench tested. It may be drawing too many amps from an internal problem or the bearings in it may be shot.

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  • jared greer Aug 18, 2010

    How can i test the starter. Can i do it on my own or should i have someone else do it.

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