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Bmw R1200cl won't start battery fully maintained just a fast clicking noise when starter pressed could this be a solenoid or the starter itself?

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A fully maintained battery does not guarantee a good battery. The fast click is almost always caused by insufficient power. If you've checked the connections, try jumping from another 12v battery. If that gets the crank to turn, have the battery load-tested, or just replace the battery.

A new battery installed by you is still going to be far cheaper than having a mechanic diagnose this, and if a new battery doesn't do it, it's very likely the starter getting old, dragging, and drawing more power than the battery can deliver.

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Check the battery cables to its tightness on the terminals, and also check the battery wire to the solenoid & the wire from the soleniod to the starter, if these are ok then check the starter motor.

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