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9/3/2020
Motorcycle Mechanic: Eric, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

If you could please let me know, year, make, model of your motorcycle, as well as what problems you are having. I can help from there.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
1998 Honda shadow 1100 C3 AEROI had to bypass the key, because the key switch went bad. So I’m using a switch. But, when I flip the switch, all of the lights that should come on, turn on. When I press the starter switch, there is no click. I just tested the battery, it’s good. I checked all the fuses, good. I replaced the starter solenoid, it started three times, then it would not start anymore.I replaced the starter solenoid again, still not starting.
Motorcycle Mechanic: Eric, Technician replied 2 years ago

Great,

At the starter solenoid there is a connector that has a yellow with red tracer wire. Does that wire have voltage when pressing the start button, or swith, whatever you have to make it start?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Referring to this one, yeah?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Eric, Technician replied 2 years ago

yes. see that yellow wire with red tracer? does it have voltage when attempting to start. also take a really good look at the connection on this connector, they have been known to go bad. But please let me know if you are getting voltage at that wire.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Wiring seems to look alright. No melt or burn marks.
Should I leave the battery plugged in for this? Or should I run the positive multimeter tip to the batter, and the negative to the wire?
Motorcycle Mechanic: Eric, Technician replied 2 years ago

have the battery hooked up, and everything like your actually going to start the bike. just unplug that connector and check for voltage on that wire when attempting to start.

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Motorcycle Mechanic: Eric, Technician replied 2 years ago

im sorry at the time im unable to make a phone conversation, however im sure i can help talk you through this. If you still prefer a call, i can opt out to allow another expert to respond. just let me know

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