2012 Vrod Starting issue

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by lucky 15, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. lucky 15

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    well my Vrod has been playing up of late with a dreaded CLICK when pushing the starter :(
    well whilst at the dealer looking at the new sporty and Softail i let the tech loose on the electrics - they found the problem

    the solenoid terminals were corroded together with a track of rust that looked like a lump of mud !!!!

    warranty dept has order the needed parts to replace these heavily corroded parts (6months old!!!!!)

    so if you have starting issues check the starter solenoid as water runs down the cable thru the insulation and causes accelerated corrosion and if you ride in salt conditions - your in real trouble
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    perhaps an o ring round the cable in the right place will cause the water to drip elsewhere
    just a thought as i seem to always be trying to fight falling water

    Brian
     
  3. lucky 15

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    the protection - as is doesnt really provide protection per say it more a rubber cover to stop arcing to the frame
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You seem to have all the luck,didn't one of your new bikes have garbage for powdercoat on the frame?
     
  5. lucky 15

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    yes it had a new frame within 6weeks of ownership and then the dealer ruined the rear fender and few other parts so it had a load of other new bits as well
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    So what bike is next for you??
    It's been a few months now! :lolrolling
     
  7. lucky 15

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    im keeping the Rod - believe it or not
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I heard that about the CVO too!
     
  9. lucky 15

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    lalalalalalalalalala not listening
     
  10. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Its all so confusioning.......:)..Boy.. lucky isn't so lucky..