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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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89 Vn750 wont turn over

I bought a 1989 VN750 last summer and the bike would fire up no problem multiple times in a row. I went to start it one day and got nothing, the starter motor tries to turn the engine over but it just whines until the battery dies and never actually fires up.

I have cleaned the carb, replaced the spark plugs, put in new fuel and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The only thing that I can think of is that the neutral light does not come on when it is in neutral. Im not sure if that would have anything to do with it or if its just a light out but Im not sure where to go from here.
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the neutral light does not come on when it is in neutral. Im not sure if that would have anything to do with it or if its just a light out but Im not sure where to go from here.
The only way this would interfere with starting is if like what happened to me, the plunger on the clutch nanny switch got stuck pushed in and if that was the case it wouldn't even attempt to turn over, you would pull the clutch in and hit the start button and you would hear nothing at all, not even the whine of the starter motor. So im sure you can rule that out, although it wouldn't hurt to get a new OEM or a used working N sensor just in case some point down the road your clutch nanny switch ****s the bed and you dont know how/dont feel like bypassing it.

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if the starter is spinning, but the engine is not, pretty much a starter problem.

replace it or rebuild it (not the brushes that are the problem but at the drive end). if I rebuilt it myself, I would change brushes too, 'cause they are cheap

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if the starter is spinning, but the engine is not, pretty much a starter problem.

replace it or rebuild it (not the brushes that are the problem but at the drive end). if I rebuilt it myself, I would change brushes too, 'cause they are cheap
Apparently, since I havent made 5 posts I cant post a URL, I searched on ebay and found "Starter KIT FITS KAWASAKI Motorcycle VN750 Vulcan VN 750" which is $15 would it be something like that or am I looking for something else?
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is it turning over but motor not spinning ow is it turning the motor over but not starting

if its just not starting try the ignition coil relay mod here is the link

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17276

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when trying to start it tap on the starter with a hammer and see if it turns if not u need a new one
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when trying to start it tap on the starter with a hammer and see if it turns if not u need a new one well even if it does u need a new one lol
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