2013 superglide won't start

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Texbrit, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Texbrit

    Texbrit New Member

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    I have a superglide that recently had a dead battery. We charged the battery got the bike out the garage and turned it off for a few minutes, when we tried to restart the bike it tried to turn over but the battery died. We have purchased a new battery from Harley and the bike will not turn over, the lights go on and the blinkers will work I can hear the fuel pump but nothing else. When you hit the starter the headlight goes off. I do not have a security fob. Can anyone give me some advise or should I take it to the Harley dealer.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    If bike has been working fine except for battery issue I would remove new battery go back to dealer and have them bench test battery. You may have received a ill prepared battery or flat out bad battery from dealer. This should be first step before towing bike to dealer. And while having battery checked at dealer and you do not have a battery tender of some sort purchase lead for battery and tender while waiting for battery test....
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    As Bernie suggested, have the battery load tested. Make sure all battery connections are clean and tight to include grounds and at the starter..
     
  4. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    I always battery tender charge a new battery before I put it in.
     
  5. Texbrit

    Texbrit New Member

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    Tried 2 different batteries
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The headlight going off when you try to start indicates that there is insufficient power flow
    So Battery is the first suspect the second suspect would be the cables between the battery and the bike
    Perhaps best to remove clean and refit both main battery cables I would suspect the ground cable where it is connected to the bike

    Brian
     
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  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I think Brian has you covered here. I always make sure that the new battery is fully charged, 12.7V before I try to start the bike.
     
  8. CRCKR

    CRCKR Active Member Contributor

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    +1 on Fin's post. Sounds like a ground isn't clean or tight or the cable got pinched/cracked.