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Old 11-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Bike Won't Start

Sorry if this is some kind of repost, but I'm hoping you guys can give me a hand. Hopped on the bike this morning and it didn't wanna start. It's low on fuel, but I'm pretty sure it's got more than enough to start.

Besides that being a possible issue, the bike's electronics come on okay, but when I hit the starter button, I hear the bike making this buzzing sound. Thought it could be a loose connection somewhere on the battery, but it looks like the terminals are all good to go when I take off the seat and look at it.

Needless to say, I was angry at my situation. Life just jumps up and bites you in the crotch sometimes, eh?

Can you guys help me out?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Charge your battery.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Yes low battery, electronics will still come on with low battery....check fuses next to battery just in case

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Charge your battery.
+1. 09-11 model is a battery killer
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Time to buy a new Battery, it's all downhill pushing from there~! lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'll go ahead and look into a charger since I don't have one.

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+1. 09-11 model is a battery killer
Yeah, no kidding, right? F*ck.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Bump start it and ride for an hour....


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Old 11-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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I did this once, it was a pain.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Tried that. Didn't work.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
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You will need a hill, or better yet someone to push you (and continue to push when clutch is dumped) My g/f had to push start me when my '06's starter crapped out at last trackday of the year, starts easily with some traction and steady pushing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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Tried that. Didn't work.
Tried what...bumping it or having it stay charged? If it didn't stay charged enough to restart after about 15 min worth of riding either your battery is dead or you have a bad stator. Considering your earlier symptoms...you have a bad battery.

Easy tell...did you get it to bump start and could you ride it for any extended period of time...half hour? If so...it's your battery. Bike would die fairly quickly with an already dead battery and a bad charging situation.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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If replacing battery, get a Ballistic or other brand lithium battery. More cranking amps than stock, at a 1/4 the weight. Battery chargers are real cheap these days,get one at Walmart for $25-30 and charge a few hours or all night. At least you can ride it then,and recharge if needed,until you get a new one.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #14
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Tried what...bumping it or having it stay charged? If it didn't stay charged enough to restart after about 15 min worth of riding either your battery is dead or you have a bad stator. Considering your earlier symptoms...you have a bad battery.

Easy tell...did you get it to bump start and could you ride it for any extended period of time...half hour? If so...it's your battery. Bike would die fairly quickly with an already dead battery and a bad charging situation.
Tried the bump start, didn't work. Hell, was prolly doing it wrong!!!

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If replacing battery, get a Ballistic or other brand lithium battery. More cranking amps than stock, at a 1/4 the weight. Battery chargers are real cheap these days,get one at Walmart for $25-30 and charge a few hours or all night. At least you can ride it then,and recharge if needed,until you get a new one.
Would love to get one, broke now. Maybe for Christmas or something. I know, I know. Crazy, but that's the way it's gotta be until I can fight my way through hell and reach employment heaven...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #15
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Tried what...bumping it or having it stay charged? If it didn't stay charged enough to restart after about 15 min worth of riding either your battery is dead or you have a bad stator. Considering your earlier symptoms...you have a bad battery.

Easy tell...did you get it to bump start and could you ride it for any extended period of time...half hour? If so...it's your battery. Bike would die fairly quickly with an already dead battery and a bad charging situation.
I remember when I first got my 02, didn't know the stator was bad. Rode for about twenty to thirty minutes before she puttered out.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:42 AM   #16
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Tried the bump start, didn't work. Hell, was prolly doing it wrong!!!
Then either charge it or jump it. I'm leaning towards battery still...


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