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Having to short starter relay to start the bike, new relay
Ok, bought a new relay as the old one had melted... obviously bad. It starts and runs fine, save that I have to short the relay with a screwdriver to get it to turn over. Lights come on, and as I said, runs fine.

Anything I should definitely check first before checking the whole harness?

Thanks for any help!


PS, I didn't realize this is my first post. Could have sworn I had posted on here before, but I guess the forum is so great, I've found all answers to my questions before this Smile
#1 03-23-2012, 08:42 PM,
first thing needed is the yr/mod of your 1200,pm me your email address and i'll send you the starter circuit schematic if your mc is 5-7,your problem now is that your solenoid isn't getting a 12v signal on the yellow/red wire from the starter button

most likely your solenoid "melted" because of a short or overheating at the solenoid connector,doing this mod will prevent the situation again

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if you bought one of the new style off ebay you can actually use tricky's mod but leave that ato
fuse circuit attached and use that as an auxiliary circuit,

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1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#2 03-24-2012, 05:25 AM,
It's an 85 1200A. PM on its way.
#3 03-24-2012, 07:17 AM,
please update your profile please
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

#4 03-24-2012, 08:23 AM,
I was a combination clutch switch (partially operable) and the neutral switch having a poor ground. Where does the ground on the neutral switch meet the frame? As I see it (in case I am wrong) the green/red from the relay (ground) runs and splits going to the clutch switch and the neutral switch. At the neutral switch it runs back out to the frame somewhere?
#5 04-02-2012, 11:14 AM,

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