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Starter Problems

To all those who may be able to help, please direct your questions and/or answers to MO reader: Alpine725.--MO

It all started when my 83 VT750C wouldnt start. At the time it appeared to be the clutch switch not making a connection. I have since removed the clutch switch and jumped the two wires together eliminating the need for the clutch to start the bike. Everything was working fine until recently when after stopping for gas, the bike wouldnt start again. I checked the battery (seemed OK), anything electrical on the bike seemed to work - with the exception of the bike starting - so I jump started it. After it was running, I pressed the start button and the starter seemed to engage. After another 30 - 45 min ride I turned off the bike and tried to start it again - nothing. After about an hour, the bike started again. One of my buddies thought maybe a "dead spot" in the starter. I thought I would come here and see if anyone can help me out by offering their input and if thre is a mechanical problem or a bad part, maybe offer suggestions on what I need and where I might find one.

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