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No power when I try to start bike, just a click…

Okay so I got my cables mounted and everything and I went to start my bike and when I turn the ignition switch in to the on position it just clicks somewhere down around the starter. When I added the apes I used shrink wrap butt conectors and I checked everything for bare wires. AfterI finished all the handlebar wiring I checked to make sure it would turn over and worked just fine. Now a couple days later this is all I get. Does this sound like maybe something that could be in the solenoid or the starter? If I put the ignition switch into the accesory position everything works fine but in the run position I dont even get the light on the speedometer or anything. Ive tried charging the battery and everything.

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    My 91 Nighthawk started fine one morning when I headed to work. That afternoon I had trouble starting it. When I turned the key to start the bike, nothing happened. There was no nuetral light, no horn, nothing. I jiggled the key a bit and got everything to turn on and got the bike started and made it home. When I tried starting it the next morning, The same thing happened. The only difference was that I couldn't get the power to come back at all and now the key comes out while in the on position.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I've also checked to make sure the starter itself had not come loose so that i knew it was grounded. All I get is a slight click noise from around the starter. Any suggestions? Im broke an out of work, please help.



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Check the battery connections. Remove, clean and reinstall them. You probably had them off doing the wiring and they aren't making a good connection now. Always remove the negative first and install it last.

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Sounds like a short that could be draining the battery. Check all wire connections again. Look for any pinched wires that could be grounding out on frame or body ie: where wires leave switch housing on bars.

Try a new battery. I know they cost but sometimes that is all the problem. Most bike batteries are shot after one or two seasons. Use a battery tender and remove the battery in the off season.

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