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1983 gl1100 starting issue

New to the forum thanks in advance for any help. At the end of last season I left the key on and ran the battery down, had to jump the bike. I then rode approx. 10 mi. on the Interstate and at my destination the bike still would not start. Trailered home and left it over the winter with battery tender on (new battery). Now it's spring and I need to ride so I've started checking, replaced solenoid still nothing and when I press starter button all that happens is the headlight goes out. I can however: jump the solenoid and she starts right up. Also I don't remember the neutral light coming on every time I pull the clutch lever is this correct for the bike? 1983 gl1100 Interstate
 

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My best guess is that the battery is shot. If a battery is completely discharged it will start to break down the plates in the cells. Once they start to deteriorate it just will not hold a charge.
 
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