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by ricochetrider
So I have (as stated) a 66 A65T. The bike fires up immediately whenever I Begin my riding day- but almost every time I shut the bike off it is REALLY hard to start again.

It has barely been ridden it’s whole life, with 5500 some
Miles showing I figure roughly average of 100 miles per annum. That said, I know it sat in a basement for 40 years and after that was ridden only maybe 300 miles from2012 til I bought it a year ago.

It runs like a dream. No smoke, no noises, nothing weird or funny at all.
So help me out please. I feel
Like there must be more than one reason it’s doing this…
Run the possibilities down for me will you please, guys?

Thanks, Tom
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by edunham
Everyone has chimed in on the usual suspects, but here is one other. Next time it does this feel the coil. If it is hot, you may have a bad coil.

Ed from NJ
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by The Bonneville Shop
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Hey Ricochet, as mentioned by Gunner, check for a voltage drain somewhere in the system. Next time you go out for a ride and get back home, check the battery voltage with your meter after you shut the ignition off. You should be seeing at least 12.6 volts. If you are seeing less than that, either the charging system is weak, or you have a demand on the battery that is drawing it down. Halogen headlamp bulbs can be hard on a weak charging system and battery. Check the brake light switch to make sure it is not out of adjustment and sticking 'on'. When the Boyer ignition module senses low voltage it defaults to full advance, which is why it is hard to start on a low battery. Best of luck.
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