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Sorry for not using the Search right now but
on my IPhone at work'
My bike wouldn't start this morning for work.
2004 gl1800
Made sure kickstand light was going out when raised,
Made sure it was in neutral and also tried
several times with clutch pulled in.
Didn't have time to check Batt voltage this morning
but will when I get home.
Is there a specific test to perform on the starter
to confirm weather or not it is in fact the starter?
Any other ideas on what else to check?

Thanks guys, I appreciate all help this morning!

Pete
 

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Did you check the kill switch??? I have been embarrased after bumping that sucker.
 

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What did the bike do? Did the starter trun over but bike would not fire up? or did it just "click" when the starter button pushed in? or when the starter button pushed in NOTHING happened?
 

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Pete, If the headlights are bright -------

check reverse button and kill switch.

And in nuteral with side stand up.
 

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Being in a rush this morning I didn't even think of the kill switch
or reverse button! Thanks for reminding me!
I'll check when I get home.

Yeh, the started didn't engage. Kickstand up and kickstand
light off and sure of neutral' thanks.

Will report back later after work.

Maybe I'll call my son and have him check that kill switch.

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Being in a rush this morning I didn't even think of the kill switch
or reverse button! Thanks for reminding me!
I'll check when I get home.

Yeh, the started didn't engage. Kickstand up and kickstand
light off and sure of neutral' thanks.

Will report back later after work.

Maybe I'll call my son and have him check that kill switch.

Pete
Pete.Sounds like you found the problem.One of the two switches got hit accidently.

If the bike was normal before you parked it.Then you hit a switch getting off or something.

BTW:
A starter won't go out just like that.It will give a sign of age first.Rarely do starters go out on a 1800.Only after very high mileage (200K plus).
 

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Haha
Just call me Di Da Dee! Lol

My son just called and said the switch
was in the down position! Whew!
Thought my baby was sick this morning!

Ya know, I cleaned the windshield this morning
inside and out and that's probably when I
did it... Lesson learned!

Thanks guys!

Hmm. I wonder how long it would have
taken me to see it! Lol

Pete
 

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Of course not! That's why they call them
"Kill Swiitches!).
That's the way they all work no?
That's correct.

But on older wings you could crank the bike with the kill switch in the off position.

Honda stopped that with the 1800.
 
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