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Hello everyone out there im in desperate need of help i have a 1983 honda shadow vt750 and im having a problem tracing this issue. when i turn the key on and press the start button the bike starts and idles smooth but in order to keep it running i have to hold the star button in, but as soon as i let go of the starter button the engine dies. i believe its something electrical but have no idea. please help!
 

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That was the same thing happening a few months ago to someone here. I believe the start switch contacts were to blame. That is pretty common. Clean the contacts. You can verify by measuring the battery voltage on the black/white wires at the coils. It should always stay there with the key on.
 

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thank you for the help you were correct one of the ignition coils is not getting power supplied its the one with the small blue and white wires how do i remedy this issue now and where do the wires lead to ? thanks so much
 
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