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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 8th, 2008, 6:06 pm Thread Starter
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I hope everyone is great. Question: I just washed my bike, it was almost yellow due to pollen. When I had finished wiping her down, I was going to put her back in the garage. I turned the key, hit the switch and she turned over once and that was it, lights are on but nothing happens when I hit the switch. Have not had time to check it out yet because of an appointment, any ideas?


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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 8th, 2008, 9:05 pm
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Hey Tony,

Sounds like what happened to me last week, turns out it was my battery. You may start there.

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Thanks Brian, However I just got home and decided to try it once more, yep she fired right up. How weird is that.


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Re: Wash and go

the battery has a bad cell get a new one, classic symptom of battery failure

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Hey Tony,

Glad she started up for you, but if I were you I'd carry me some jumper cables in case it doesn't start while out and about.
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Re: Wash and go

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...she turned over once and that was it, lights are on but nothing happens when I hit the switch.
That does not sound like a dead battery or a dead cell, unless the lights were on but visibly dimmer. It could be a "bad spot" on the starter commutator, or some moisture related problem that went away after it dried, etc.

Don't be in too much of a a hurry to replace the battery, have it tested first.
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