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I havent ridden my LT in quite some time. The battery has been kept on a tender and has a good charge. I am sufferering from CRS. I have the bike in neutral, the side stand is up, the center stand is down, teh shutoff on the right handgrip is in the center position, and the key is on, the neutral lite is on. The bike turns over fine but will not start, not even a sputter. Have I forgotten about any other switches that are causing the no start. If not, where would a good place to look, oh yea, It has new fuel as well. This old man needs him memory jarred. Thanks
 

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Try some hot shot, or starting fluid in the air intake..that will tell you if it is fuel related...
 

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What do you mean by *haven't ridden in quite sometime*? How long?

Do you hear the fuel pump pressure-up when first turn the ignition on?

Is the reverse knob rotated totally counterclockwise?
 

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I havent ridden my LT in quite some time. The battery has been kept on a tender and has a good charge. I am sufferering from CRS. I have the bike in neutral, the side stand is up, the center stand is down, teh shutoff on the right handgrip is in the center position, and the key is on, the neutral lite is on. The bike turns over fine but will not start, not even a sputter. Have I forgotten about any other switches that are causing the no start. If not, where would a good place to look, oh yea, It has new fuel as well. This old man needs him memory jarred. Thanks
Reverser knob pointing to "R" gets us old guys from time to time... CRS is a PITA!
 

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The bike won't crank if you are in R. Sounds like a fuel pump or fuel pump relay issue.
 

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jzeiler said:
The bike won't crank if you are in R. Sounds like a fuel pump or fuel pump relay issue.
+1 That's why the starting fluid will help you determine if it is fuel related...
 

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+1 That's why the starting fluid will help you determine if it is fuel related...
Yup - this is the best way to figure out out.
 

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If the fuel pump runs when you switch on the key... Take a flashlight and look down inside the tank... If you see fuel swirling around it's likely you've lost a hose inside the fuel pump/filter assembly.. That's a pretty common failure on the LT.

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If the fuel pump runs when you switch on the key... Take a flashlight and look down inside the tank... If you see fuel swirling around it's likely you've lost a hose inside the fuel pump/filter assembly.. That's a pretty common failure on the LT.

John
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OK, it will start with starting fluid, I dont see any swirls in the tank.....what would you look for next. THANKS....
 

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I think my next step would be to check voltage at the connector for the fuel pump. It is on the right side not far from the large fuel pump cap on the tank.

When you turn the key on you should get 12V for a second then it goes away. If you crank the starter you should get 12V the whole time the starter is turning.

I don't recall which color the positive wire is but the ground wire is brown and the other is positive.

This is assuming that you are not hearing the pump working when you turn the key on.


HTH Ron
 

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I can hear the pump when the key is turned on.
 

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Make sure your QDs are fully engaged. If they come apart they shut off. Just another thing to check.
 

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But define quite some time, months, years, days? If it set long enough it is likely bad fuel in the system even though you put fresh in the tank. The lines, injectors, and fuel rail all still have the old stuff in them if that's the case.
 

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My security system is set up to where I need to push the button on my remote in order for the fuel pump to kick on or it will just crank without starting. Just a thought.
 
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