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Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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New battery on a fresh charge did nothing, no crank, no noise, but all the lights work.

I did notice that I could up shift through all the gears with no clutch but never down into into first with or without clutch?
How did you charge the new battery? Did it come with acid in it already or did it come dry and you added it?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Clean the battery terminals, WD in starter switch assembly, WD in side stand kill switch. My money on the starter switch being moisture ridden.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ok. Just for basic procedure, a dry battery must be slow charged ( 2-3 amp) for 6 or more hours, then sit for an hour or two. It's a long process. It's more than just adding electrolyte and fast charging and expecting the battery to be ready.

If you did not use this basic procedure, the battery is not necessarily optimal yet.
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Battery has been charged correctly
Could this be a Starter Solenoid issue?
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could be. if you are not getting a ( Click) from the starter solenoid. Cross the terminals with a screwdriver and see if it starts.
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Long awaited update -
Second brand new battery and the issue is still present.
I now believe it is the igition switch
I have now been able to get the bike to fire but not on every try.
Found out that if I shut off the bike with the kill switch it more likely to start the next time but not 100% of the time.
If i just sit there and turn on/off the bike, hitting the kill switch over and over eventually it will fire up?
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By-pass that clutch switch and see what happens
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Long awaited update -
Second brand new battery and the issue is still present.
I now believe it is the igition switch
I have now been able to get the bike to fire but not on every try.
Found out that if I shut off the bike with the kill switch it more likely to start the next time but not 100% of the time.
If i just sit there and turn on/off the bike, hitting the kill switch over and over eventually it will fire up?
I'm always a little confused when riders write that their bikes do not start or fire up?

So, here goes.... the engine will turn over with the starter button but does not fire up? The engine does not turn over therefore will not fire up? Turns over slowly, clicks at the relay, By hitting the kill switch off and on, it then will turn over and fire up?
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Switches can oxidize, just like battery posts. I've never looked at the inside of the kill switch to see if it is possible to clean. I think I'd get some of that spray they use for cleaning electronics from radio shack and spray the switch........if it's possible to do so.
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