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Engine has locked up.

When in gear the rear wheel wont turn, but when pushed backwards it turns. and when i turn the bike over i just get a clicking. the bike is an 04 model.

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  • jennyandscot Apr 26, 2009

    I have a 1999 intruder 1500. Last year it started turning over slowly so I bought a new battery for it and got the same result. The bike sat the winter in my garage. About a month ago I got ready to pull it out of storage. When I tried to start it it would turn very slowly. I charged the battery with the same result. I purchased a new battery with the same result. Now the engine will not turn over at all. Just a click from a electric silinoid that operates a cable for what I am guessing has something to do with the fuel system??. The engine will turn if the bike is rolled backwards in gear 3 or 4. However it will not moving foward. It will just slide the back tire when the clutch is popped. Last but not least. The battery has 12 volts when checked with my multimeter. The starter does not have any voltage when the start button is pushed. Please help!!


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    ga_drifter May 11, 2010

    are you sure the engine is seized? what happens if you put the transmission in neutral?



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Hi. I'm thinking starter trouble. If voltage drops to zero from 12 volts when you hit the starter, could be stsrter or wiring to it.

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Try changing your spark plugs, if the starter is (clicking)? check the teminals on starter motor, it could also be bushes in the starter motor

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