Q How can I stop my VFR’S start­ing is­sues?

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I have a much-loved Honda VFR750FL, but ev­ery so of­ten it won’t start. There’s just a click­ing sound. When I fit­ted a new so­le­noid switch it was fine for five weeks, but now the fault is back. I’ve also tried a new reg/rec and starter mo­tor without any joy ei­ther. Trevor Bone, email

A An­swered by Shaun Lock, Bridge Mo­tor­cy­cles I as­sume the bat­tery is in good or­der and if the so­le­noid is click­ing that usu­ally means the but­ton is OK, and get­ting some power. An old-school check is to by­pass the so­le­noid by bridg­ing across from the bat­tery pos­i­tive to the starter mo­tor. If it turns over, the so­le­noid is at fault, but yours is new. How­ever, the rest of the bike is 27 years old and I won­der whether the chunky ca­ble from the so­le­noid switch to starter mo­tor has got some cor­ro­sion and when you moved it around to fit the new switch that al­lowed more power through for a few weeks. Bridge it and see what hap­pens.

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