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My 1983 R100 Just Died

I just bought a 1983 R100 a few days ago and for some reason today when I tried to start it it just would not engage at all. I checked and it has juice to the ignition but I cannot remember if the key is supposed to turn one click or two clicks (It only moves one position which may be the problem). The gauges light up but it just is not engaging at all. It ran perfect when I brought it home and now nothing. Any ideas guys? Thanks, Glenn
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Re: My 1983 R100 Just Died

Check the "kill Switch" on the handlebar.
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Re: My 1983 R100 Just Died

There should be two clicks. The first notch is just parking lights.

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Re: My 1983 R100 Just Died

Agreed, You've probably left the parking lights on and run the battery down far enough to cause a no start...

Charge her up....

Key should turn two clicks...

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