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Ignition locked static noise through speakers, dash gauges and lights flickering and no power

Brand new battery but when ignition is off, the speakers have static nosie coming through them. When I turn the ignition on, the gauges and lights on the dash flicker on/off. Will not stay on long enough to even attempt to start the bike. Battery is fully charged with the correct voltages when off. Can't check voltages when attempting to start because the power goes in and out the entire time.

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Several things 1. was the bat. installed properly ie; cables and wires?
2.The ignition switch may be defective.
3.Last there could be a short.

Posted on Nov 19, 2013


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Neg cable corroded thru.
I bet you have 12v at the battery and less at the other end of the neg cable.
I had the same problem.

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that clicking sound is the starter solenoid. check all large cables for corrosion and tightness. as for the signal lights, neutral and horn, i think a wire is grounding , thus causing the problem with the bike not starting also. check at ignition switch and at handle controls for a loose wire that may be touching the handlebar. basically inspect all the wiring on the bike

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yes it could cause this
fully charge battery and try again

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SOURCE: 2006 HD Softail Deluxe. Has a new battery. Driven

Check the battery voltage. Without the charger on it, it should have about 12.5 volts. With the charger on it, it should read somewhere around 14.0 - 14.5 volts. When you try to start the bike, if the battery voltage drops below 9 volts, the battery is bad.

I know you said that the battery is new but some people call a battery that is two years old new. The solftail is notoriously rough on batteries. The reason is that the battery is "inside" the horseshoe oil tank. The hot oil in the tank exposes the battery to higher temperature levels that on other models. Also, motorcycle batteries are subjected to more vibration that car batteries. So, "new" has different meaning on a motorcycle battery. Still, I've seen brand new batteries go bad. Take the battery out and take it to an automotive parts house. They'll usually load test the battery free of charge for you.

If it turns out that you battery checks good, make sure that all your electical connections to it are clean. Follow the positive cable down to the starter and make sure this connection is good as well.

The flickering lights tells me that you either have an internal short in the battery or a very bad electical connection to the battery somewhere. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: 2006 harley 883 wont start acts like battery is

Take the triangular cover off the left side of the frame. Behind it, you'll find a circuit breaker. This is the main circuit breaker. Is this what is clicking? If so, you've got a short somewhere if it clicks the entire time you've got the switch in the on position. If the clicking only occurs when you attempt to start the bike, it could still be your battery.

Anytime you have a problem starting a bike, the first thing to check is the battery. A battery must be checked under a load. A prime example of this is you have a flashlight that shines very dimly. Yet if you use a meter to check the battery, it shows 1.5 volts but when you put it back in the flashlight, the flashlight shines dimly. This is because a battery will sometimes show full voltage until a load is put on it. In a multicell battery like an automotive battery or motorcycle battery, you can have one cell shorting out on you when you apply a load to the battery. Each cell produces two volts. So when one cell shorts, you battery voltage drops to 10 volts. Your bike may still crank over because in DC circuitry, if the voltage fall low, the device will simply draw more current in an attempt to run. This heavy current draw from the battery under low voltage conditions is what causes battery cables to get extremely hot and smoke. Once the battery cable smokes, the starter has been ruined.

So, my advice is to take the battery to an automotive parts house and have it load tested. If it test good, reconnect it and turn on the switch. If the circuit breaker is clicking when the switch is on, you've got a short somewhere that is tripping out the circuit breaker. The circuit breakers Harley uses are self-resetting. This mean that it will sense a high current draw and break with a click. After a few minutes, it will cool and reset itself. If the high current load is still present, it'll trip again with a click. It'll continue this until you remove the load or turn off the switch.

Good Luck

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