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Old 11-22-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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bike won't start

Hi guys,

I bought this bike on saturday. I rode it on sat. To start it on sunday, I had to press the start switch for 5-10 seconds. It did start & I rode for 1 hour. However on monday, when i pressed the start switch it was trying to start, so i kept on pressing the start switch but it didn't start. Now it doesn't even wanna start. The lights & blinkers come on easy. When i press start switch, it makes constant clicking sound. What do you think might be wrong. Is it the battery? Should I try to jump start it? If I should, then plz give me step by step direction on jump starting with the car battery. Could there be something else wrong than the battery? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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Deffinately your battery. Even if your lights come on bright, there is not enough crank amps on your battery to turn the motor. Try getting the battery check and charged or just get a new one. Ide go for a new one.

I would push start it cuz the car battery could fry your motorcycle battery.
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, seems everytime I try and jump a bike I end up frying some piece of electronics. I even take the cables off the battery now when I have to charge one. I really should get a battery tender.

I didn't catch the type of bike or year, R6? Do those have slipper clutches (i think its just the new ones)...I imagine there's not much use trying to push start a bike with a slipper clutch is there?
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:47 PM   #4
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just hook the cables up to truck and bike but DO NOT turn the truck will crank...just fully charge battery and you should be ok..mine did the same thing
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:51 PM   #5
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It sounds like the battery is bad, possibly it could be that the charging system is not recharging it that could be causing the problem.
You can jump the bike off from a car, just make sure the car IS NOT RUNNING when you do it. If it is you can overload the system and fry the regulator / rectifier.
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:29 PM   #6
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no need for electric starts............just bump start it everytime......if anyone asks just tell them your praticing haahahahaha.
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