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GSF5000 Replaced battery after blowing the previous one(trying to jumpstart from a truck) and the bike will not start and the lights don't even come on

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Some trucks run a higher voltage ..i.e. 24V...if this is the case you may have damaged your electrical system. You will need to take your bike to an experienced mechanic.

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Sounds like you might have cooked the battery. Try with a new one, start the bike and see how it runs. Hopefully you didnt fry anything else.

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SOURCE: just bought a 2001 vs800 intruder,got it home and will not start

If you're getting no lights then it is either the ignition switch or the battery is not making connection. Check the battery with a multi-meter. Check the fusebox with a multi-meter, any power to any fuses there with key on?

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SOURCE: 92 FXR bike will not start or even turn over

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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SOURCE: replaced battery, bike started fine.

To begin with, I'd have that battery load tested to see if it's any good. I've seen brand new batteries that were bad. It it checks OK, check all the connections that go to the battery. Be especially attentive to the smaller wires that attach to it. I've seen battery acid eat the wire out of the insulation leaving the insulation intact and the wire appeared fine. If the wire bends too easily, be suspect. If the wires have the "crimp on" connectors, make sure they're tight. Your problem sounds like a bad connection somewhere.

Good Luck

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SOURCE: bike cranks and wont start

replace stator for sure.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011

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you will blow fuses, relays, and bulbs if you dont follow this.!!!!
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