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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Won't Start

Just another won't start problem. It's an 09 with everything but the airbag. Saturday I started it and backed it off my lift to move it so I could put a friends bike on it. Sunday afternoon went to start it and it won't start. The engine will rotate but won't fire. No low beam lights. This bike has always started except for when the battery needed to be replaced. Cranked the engine for 30 seconds and no F1 codes. Checked all the fuses and relays everything is good. Load tested the battery and all is good.

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Check the kill switch! Some times it gets bumped accidently
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Check the kill switch! Some times it gets bumped accidently
Engine won't crank if kill switch is on.

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Have the battery load tested, before you do anything else. Also check the battery connections.

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Just another won't start problem. It's an 09 with everything but the airbag. Saturday I started it and backed it off my lift to move it so I could put a friends bike on it. Sunday afternoon went to start it and it won't start. The engine will rotate but won't fire. No low beam lights. This bike has always started except for when the battery needed to be replaced. Cranked the engine for 30 seconds and no F1 codes. Checked all the fuses and relays everything is good. Load tested the battery and all is good.

Any ideas would be very appreciated

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Are you getting the normal dash lights when you turn on the key before you crank it? Can you hear the fuel pump run for a second or two at key turn-on?

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Check the kill switch! Some times it gets bumped accidently
Kill switch is on

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Have the battery load tested, before you do anything else. Also check the battery connections.
Had the battery load tested, ok

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Are you getting the normal dash lights when you turn on the key before you crank it? Can you hear the fuel pump run for a second or two at key turn-on?
Yes the dash lights and fuel pump come on as you said

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Had the battery load tested, ok



Yes the dash lights and fuel pump come on as you said
Ok, you had the battery load tested, but have you checked the voltage on the terminals while you are cranking it?

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Did you check the battery connections to make sure they are good and tight?

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Ok, you had the battery load tested, but have you checked the voltage on the terminals while you are cranking it?
Yes it started at 14.1 and dropped to 10.8 after 30 seconds

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Did you check the battery connections to make sure they are good and tight?
yes I check them and they are tight and I cleaned them

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Take your negative cable off the battery for 5 minutes then reconnect and try it.
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