Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Laclede, Id, USA
Re: Dead Battery then will not start
Did you check the actual battery voltage using a multi-meter on DC? Mines 2 years old and dead outside now too. One dead cell, 10.something volts. If your voltage is below 11.7 or 11.4V? I believe the bike will not start. 2 years is about all a battery will last, maybe 3 if really properly maintained. Check what the others told you too, especially the reverse switch. I usually turn mine to reverse when winter starts in case somebody wants it more than me. I believe there is something in the alarm system that can turn it off also but I don't think they crank at all then. My alarm system quit once also and I can't remember if it would crank and not start or what, been 2 years for that fiasco. jzeiler above helped me with a fix there to by pass alarm. Yours may have quit too, what year is your LT?
Brian A. Brodhead
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