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Solenoids engage the starter motor, if they fail you can still start the machine with a bumpstart or if you have a kickstart.
 When they fail you usualy hear a click when the starter button is pressed, if this happens you should check it, these are usualy found behind side panels or under seats.
You can check the with a continuity tester,  anywhere. You can put a screwdriver accross the two connector pins. They will spark badly if so make sure you have not spilled fuel, it might even melt your screwdriver, but at least it will let you know which parts work or not. If it turns the engine this way I'd replace the solenoid. I have got a few ways to fix them, but to be quite hones, it's easier to get another one, either from a dealer, or a breaker

This is just a general guide.
If you are about to do your own maintenance, using these pages, I take no responsibility if you get things wrong!