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Sporty won't crank.

Hey to everyone, I got a head scratcher. My 07 XL1200 low won't start at all, it won't even give a good old fashioned try. When I trun the key on, I get all of the lights, indicators symbols, and flahing signals, and I can hear the fuel valve running open, and all looks and acts like it's going to do it's thing when I push that start button...But, when I do, nothing. Nada, zip, not even a burp. No cranking, no mis-start, Nothing. Just Dead, do nothing, silent button action. I checked all the fuses, and none are blown. I checked the battery voltage and found 11.70vdc avilable. Enough for cranking I would think. I checked for a code with the speedometer, and all codes say "none", Any Idea what can be done to get this putter back on the road ASAP????

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Take the leads off the battery and clean the mating surfaces with a wire brush and reinstall. Check all the grounds are tight. Put the battery on a charger on low overnight to get the voltage back to at least 12.5V and then try again. If you don't have a charger, they are under $20 at Walmart. If the starter still does not attempt to turnover, try jump to the battery positive terminal. If the starter turns over then, you know it is in the starter switching system. If not, starter?

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