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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 14th, 2009, 9:37 pm Thread Starter
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need help too...she ain't cranking

I have had my bike out and running a couple times this year. I did have to charge up the battery. Now this evening I go to start, everything lights up, there is a buzzing for a while that went away, but when I hit the starter I hit a "Tick" the headlight dims momentarily and.....nothing........

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Re: need help too...she ain't cranking

Doesn't sound like the battery is strong enough.

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Re: need help too...she ain't cranking

Any weakness at all in the battery, and the starter will not engage.

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Re: need help too...she ain't cranking

Sounds like its definitely the battery. Those little batteries don't charge up as easily as car batteries do once they die.
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Re: need help too...she ain't cranking

DO NOT TRY TO CRANK on low voltage...


Jump start the bike.. if it "cranks" okay.. replace battery right away.


Oh, if you try to crank at low voltage you might fry a relay... that would not be good.
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Beemer Boneyard has good deals on batteries. (Guess why I know).

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/batteries3.html

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Thanks....I'll try jumping it in the morning.........

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