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2006 sportster 1200 low won't start. replace battery and when I try to start it make a clicking sound. how manny volt is the battery?

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    bike will start for 2 seconds and die



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If I understand the question, the battery is 12 volts, but if U put a volt meter on it, it should read at least 12.5 if its good. When U fire up the bike, it should go up to about 13 + volts. Often, a new battery needs to be charged.

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Be careful,
I replaced the battery with a sealed battery(foreign) and noticed that the positive and negative are reversed. it made a clicking noise which i thought it was the voltage regulator. hope this helps

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