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Old 05-28-2011, 02:41 PM   #305
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: STL, MO, USA
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Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
Okay; bike won't start!

Fired it up and let it run several times through the winter. Rode it a couple of miles a few weeks ago. Went to ride today and she wouldn't start.

Dials are twitching, lights are on and it's ticking but not firing up.

. Ticking? As in not nomad wee wee wee wee wee starter motor sounds, but rather a combination of click and a clunk?

If so, your battery is toast, your battery is discharged, your battery terminals are loose, or the big brown ground wire near the oil filter is loose.

Could be a number of things, but the above are the usual ones, especially the battery being toast if the battery is black on the sides and branded "Exide"

Good luck.
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