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The starting clicks

Usually When I push start it ,its starts but now when I try to push start the bike the back tire locks whens i drop it in gear, and the starter clicks hen i turn it on and put it in Neutral, its doesnt start its a new bike

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Firstly, The starter relay should click whenever you turn the ignition on and have the on off switch to on. This lets you know that the relay is energized.

It kind of sounds like a switch maybe bad. try pulling in the clutch, putting up the side stand, putting the bike in neutral, and then starting it. If it still wont start, you may have a bad switch, or relay, or connection, or something else.

But, it sounds like a switch.

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    devin_joh465 Jan 24, 2013

    Can I call you and ask a fe more wuestions and allo you to hear the bike and give me better details on what parts i should use and or what i should do thanks and GOD BLESS!

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    devin_joh465 Jan 24, 2013

    my numb (Devin)1-225 234 0006 im always available to talk about Cruisers!

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    devin_joh465 Jan 24, 2013

    all lights work properly and the spark plugs are new

  • James Howeth
    James Howeth Jan 24, 2013

    Im not 100% sure which switch as Im a Harley Tech by trade, but, I have worked on my share of imports and cruisers. These bike typically have a clutch switch, a neutral switch, and sometimes a side stand switch. Usually the neutral switch is bypassed when the clutch is engaged (switch). It sounds like a switch but, could be a connection somewhere too. If your not comfortable troubleshooting it yourself, I would bring it in to someone. Sorry bro, wish I had more help, and could help more.



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