Join Date: May 2019
Location: Circleville, OH
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Good morning! About a month ago I bought a 2003 VL800. I have had two other Intruders both bought new, a 2002 VL800 and a 2003 VL1500 so I am familiar with the brand and have been very happy with the bikes. My 1500 had been in 28 States and had 64K miles on it when I sold it.
Anyway, so I bought this VL800 and have ridden it about 400 miles so far when yesterday on my home from the studio it died at a traffic light. No mechanical noise, no warning, nothing. Just died. It has lights and power but the engine won't crank. It just doesn't do anything. I am going to check the obvious this morning and make sure the battery is okay and all the connections are tight as I do suspect it is something electrical but I don't know what.
Are there any other problems that are inherent with the VL800 that I should also be aware of? She has some other issues that I need to address as well, none of them related to this, but I want to try and fix them myself. Not because I am a great mechanic because I am not. But because I really want to learn all I can about the bike so I can properly care for her.
Thank you for any advice you might share.
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