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Good morning all from Central IL. Have a 99 SE and an 03 Shadow 750 A.C.E. Weather has only allowed a few short rides this winter but hopefully get back to at least riding to work soon. Have a slight problem with the GW hoping someone can point me in the right direction. It won't start if I am holding the starter button down. When I release the starter button, then it will start. This is not a problem when it is warm but during the cold weather makes me wonder if I am going to have to walk. I have had this problem with some of the older cars with points and was a pretty easy fix but this is a different ignition system. Anyway, thanks, I enjoy reading the posts and hopefully will be back in the saddle soon.
 

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How old is your battery, sounds to me like the battery is on it's way out.

And welcome to the GWOF.
 

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hello ralph, welcome to GWOF. sounds like the starter button isn't making good contact when its fully depressed, try cleaning the button
 

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Welcome from Maryland
 

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Welcome from Pennsylvania.
 

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Howdy & welcome from VA.

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Welcome to the GWOF from the Keystone.
 

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Thanks all. Ron, you may be on to something. I got to take about a 20 mile ride before the rain today. Stopped at McD's for a sweet tea and the bike I think started before I got to turn loose of the button. I don't know how old the battery is but I know its over a year old. Will do some more experimenting with it.
Welcome from California. Year old? Just a baby! Should have lots of life left in it. I lean more towards the bad contact theory.
 

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Welcome from PA.
 

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