ignition clicks bike wont start

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Slowride, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Slowride

    Slowride New Member

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    I have a 1996 ultra tour glide FLTCUI. the start switch is ok the battery is ok the start relay is ok. When I try to start the bike I here every thing click but no start. charge the bat it starts. take a ride come home try to go agian wont start just click. What could it be.
     
  2. Hoople

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    Use a voltmeter and check to see if the battery is getting any charging voltage while engine is running.
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    By ok do you mean checked by a gauge or meter to show ok?

    I would think IF all is OK like you said, It Could be Voltage Regulator or Stator not putting enough juice into battery while running, being you charge it at home and it will start then....On the ride it uses the juice and doesn't have enough juice to start again after the ride. Right?

    I and Others here will want to know more facts like
    ""how old is the battery?

    "" If you go on the ride after starting, ""how long of a ride is that? and ""will it start right up again after turned off after the ride? , and/or ""not starting the next time tried ?? meaning next day?

    give a little more information and we'll try tto help.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Charge and load test the battery after removing the surface charge
     
  5. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Now this is where i get a LITTLE disappointed... I know it happens, NEW Member and I take TIME, jump right in to help and NO response...

    Maybe this time..... Or next time...
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Very rude, what would you propose we should do to him? Maybe walk the plank? :lolrolling
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Easy stuff first. Take the battery cables loose at both ends (neg. first), wire brush the mating surfaces at each end of both cables, resecure the cables (neg. last) and try it.

    TQ