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  1. Clicking sound when starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    2005 GZ 250 The engine starts but it takes more and more attempts. The first 6 or 7 times it just clicks. I had the battery checked today and it's in great shape. My research suggests: 1. solenoid 2. starter motor going out 3. turn on switch (remote) are the most common causes of this...
  2. honda cb750 won't start

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm new and have a 1992 Honda CB750 (nighthawk) with 11,000 miles on it that I can't get to start. Earlier today it started but the engine wasn't running smoothly and it stalled unless I had the choke up. I gave it an oil change with a new filter and it immediately started and ran smoothly on...
  3. 1971 Honda sl100 not starting

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a honda sl100 to convert to propane fuel. We tried starting it when it was gasoline powered and had no luck. There was good spark and fuel running to the carburetor, but it wouldn't turn over. We sprayed some starter fluid in the carb and the engine would run...
  4. 1983 honda vt750c starting issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i just got this bike. 1983 honda vt750c. Changed out old oil and filter. Rebuilt starter with a brand new starter rebuild kit and bought a brand new battery. The engine turns by spinning the rear tire and if you take out at least 2 of the plugs the starter will turn engine. The second you...
  5. My 1200 nightster won't turn on.

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello fellow members! I'm a noobie so please don't judge. Okay well to start off I've been saving for about 3 years and I finally got the bike of my dreams which was the 2009 Harley Davidson Nighster. I turned the key to the ignition ON and everything turned on from the lights to the taillights...
  6. 1981 Honda CB750 Custom won't start

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone, I just bought my first bike and wanted to put some work into it so I bought once needing a new stator. I was told it would start after this...well it doesn't. I have put in a new battery, a stator, a new starter solenoid relay and still nothing. It used to start to turn but would...
  7. My bike is having problems starting?? Please help!

    Hey! I am new to this forum =) and I hope someone can help me out. I have a Honda Shadow spirit 1100cc - 2007. While I ride the bike, the bike will shut off on me mid riding. I am forced to pull over, and after it always have trouble starting back up. the lights and blinkers still work, but...
  8. New to forum need help!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi this is Derek. I ride an 86 Nighthawk 700s. My first motorcycle, problem is it wont start. I can push start it (my muscles are getting big by doing this.) I tried putting a friends battery in it also jump starting with a car (i hope that is a good idea.) I push the start button and i get a...