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Fstevez
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 02:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

bike wont start, engine not seized, starter tested by local and is good and battery is new and charged. when i hit the switch to turn over the bike, starter engages but then i hear a fast clicking sound as if battery were dead...any ideas!!!!? poor ground maybe??? thanx
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Reepicheep
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I would be starting looking for a poor ground, or perhaps an issue with the starter relay (getting a bad connection).
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Dave
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 08:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Yeah there is that big braided ground strap. it was loose on mine and caused similar probs.

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