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I have just recharged my battery from the dealership and when i tried to put the last attachment on, the starter kept starting uncontrollably. This is also with the key out of the ignition. But when the key is in the turned on position it can start right up but again the starter is still at it. The starter button doesn't stick at all. I hope its not an internal electrical thing. Does anyone know what the problem is? Could it be the battery?
 

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Charging battery - last attachment?????? Two different activities???

Watch what wires you are messing with - sounds like "hot wire" short....
 

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I have just recharged my battery from the dealership and when i tried to put the last attachment on, the starter kept starting uncontrollably. This is also with the key out of the ignition. But when the key is in the turned on position it can start right up but again the starter is still at it. The starter button doesn't stick at all. I hope its not an internal electrical thing. Does anyone know what the problem is? Could it be the battery?
I had the same experience happen to me at the Hoot a couple of weeks ago...............

Went to start the scoot, and the starter stayed engaged with my thumb off the switch. I turned off the key, and it was still cranking! :shock: When I turned the key back on, the scoot started and the starter kept on spining as if I had pressed the start button. At that point, I pushed the starter button a couple of times hard and fast in and out, and the starter stopped cranking................. Has not done it since. I suspected my contacts were stuck at the switch, but I wish I knew how it kept cranking with the key power killed?

You might want to try to move your switch in and out a few times before hooking up the battery...................who knows?

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Sounds like the starter relay. Sometimes when the battery is low on a charge & you try to start the bike it will "weld" the contacts together. With a fresh or re-charged battery back in it it can still make that connection & spin the starter, even w/ the key out.
Try smacking the relay; it's worked before.
 

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I just had this same problem last night with my '03 Goldwing. The starter relay stayed engaged after turning off the key and caused the battery to drain down (the starter on the Wing draws a lot of juice) until the battery was dead. I hopped on the X and rode over to my local dealership (about 10 minutes away) where I bought a new Deka sealed battery and when I got back and tried to hook it up the starter was still engaged! Realizing that the relay was either stuck or the contacts on the starter switch stuck I thumbed the starter switch quickly with the key turned off and the problem stopped. I've since talked to my service rep and he told me that the problem is definitely in the switch, not the relay and he told me to spray some electronic contact cleaner in there to clean up the contacts.
 
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