trouble starting

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by sleenc, May 12, 2011.

  1. sleenc

    sleenc New Member

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    so i parked in the garage after a long, in-town riding day. the next day i tried to start the bike and nothing happened when i hit the button. check fuses, battery, and relays. all good. rolled down the driveway to jump start but ran out of slope but it acted like it wanted to start. HELP
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Have you checked that the battery has a good ground and cleaned the terminals? Do you have security on the bike?
     
  3. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    sleenc, like Chopper says welcome to the forum. Give us a little more info. and some time and with the help of the members here we should have you fixed up in no time.

    Have you owned this bike for awhile or is it new to you? When you try to start the bike what exactly happens when you hit the start button? Do you have lights, horn, power etc.? Does it turn over and not start or not turn over at all? What method did you use to check the battery, fuses and relays? Any new modifications or accessories installed?

    The more info you can supply the easier it will be for us to help. Glad to have you aboard!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Very difficult to give suggestions on what to look for without more info like posted above.
     
  5. sleenc

    sleenc New Member

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    well thanks for the welcome> I have owned the bike from the showroom floor pickup. Love the bike
    here is where i am at so far.
    all lights and horn are working
    installed new relays
    battery is good> had it tested at auto parts store.
    visually checked the fuses
    there is a security system on the bike and it seems to be working
    when i hit the go button nothing happens> no click, no nothing
    my run button does as normal and i bypassed the start button to rule that out.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Question about the security system, are you SURE the battery in the FOB is good and that the system is deactivating when you use it?
     
  7. sleenc

    sleenc New Member

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    as far as the security system goes, i put the fob in the house and then moved the bike and the lights flashed so i assume its functioning right
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Did you try this again with the FOB near the bike to see?
     
  9. sleenc

    sleenc New Member

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    no i did not. but i will

    fob was not working so i put in a new battery but still nothing
     
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  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It is not unknown for people to put the battery in the fob the wrong way round

    Brian