Mine does it all the time. Reason I haven't thought anything about it is that it has started that way since I got it in Sept. Had a new battery in it then and I put it on charge to make sure it was up then changed to a Compu-Fire alternator and got the gel cell and charged it also. There has been no difference in cranking through any of this. As long as I hold the start button it just spins it over. Doesn't fire up til I let go. Of course I don't hold the button long. It fires up immediately. I may have to hold it for a full second.
Since this is my first wing, I have no history to fall back on so I have to depend upon you guys to help me if there is something that I need to know.
As soon as you take your thumb off the start button the bike starts and the headlight comes back on. The only time it doesn't do it is when the battery is getting ready to go south on mine.Mine does similar; push start button and headlight goes off, starter turns over, release button bike starts and headlight comes back on. It's done that since the day I bought it.
my 1500 does this too and so do you friends with 1500'sWhy won't my gl1500 start until i let the starter button release. It seems that it has always done that. Is there a problem with my bike? or is it the nature of my beast? Has a compufire alt and a good interstate battery. Thanks, Jim