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My 2003 buell firebolt won't turn over. It sat since October 2011 but was turned over every few weeks no problem and even ridden for a test drive a few times. It does not turn over now. Everyth

Last time it ran was first week of November 2012. As of 11/27, it will not turn over.

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
4. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.
5. Faulty starter button/switch.
6. Faulty jiffy stand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
7. Security alarm needs a reset.
8. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
9. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.
For more information about your issue and downloads that you will need please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have nice a day.
http://www.buellxb.com/forum/showthread.php?2552-HELP!-Won-t-turn-over
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/archive/index.php/t-39135.html http://buellmods.com/content/downloads/manuals/xbrfirebolt/2003_firebolt_manual.pdf
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Posted on Jan 20, 2016

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    Gregg Mahin Jan 20, 2016

    Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:

    1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.

    2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.

    3. Discharged battery, check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.

    4. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.

    5. Faulty starter button/switch.

    6. Faulty jiffy stand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.

    7. Security alarm needs a reset.

    8. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.

    9. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.

    For more information about your issue and downloads that you will need please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have nice a day.

    http://www.buellxb.com/forum/showthread....

    http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/archi... http://buellmods.com/content/downloads/m...

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SOURCE: Replace the starter on 2003 buell

before you go and change the starter,you should check your battery voltage because thet is what sounds like your problem is.Your battery is not sending enough voltage to your starter soilnoid to engage the starter

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For more information about your issue and free downloads that you will need please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have nice a day.
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