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My sportster 2011 won't turn over, even with new battery, all the lights come on, but It won't even try to turn the start

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When you hit the start button, is there one obvious "click" sound, and that's it?

If so, it's your starter relay, about a $10-15 part.

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SOURCE: 2000 HD Sportster XLH - makes "clicking" sound trying to start

Ok, If you are absolutely sure the battery is good, there are several possibilites. If the battery is over a year old, take it to an automotive parts store and ask them if they can load test it. They'll usually do this at no charge.

If the battery is good, the first problem could be in the starter relay. Look at the end of the starter from the right side of the bike. You'll see a plate on the end that is roughly shaped like a pentagon. Just above that plate is a plug with a single wire. Unplug this wire and use either a test light or a digital volt ohm meter to check for voltage when you press the starter button. If you do NOT have voltage and the clicking you are hearing is coming from under the seat, you probably need a starter relay.

If you have 12 volts on that wire, you're problem is in the starter. Disconnect the negative cable from your battery. Now, take the three small screws out of the back of the starter that holds the pentagon shaped plate on. Underneath the plate is a plunger and a spring. Remove these parts and look at the copper contacts on either side of the solenoid and on the plunger. If they are burned badly, you need to replace them. You can get the parts through an aftermarket supplier and they are not very difficult to replace. Usually, it can be done without removing the starter. Simply replace the contacts and a new plunger comes with the parts kit. Reassemble the starter, reconnect the battery cable, and you should be ready to go.

Good Luck

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have you checked the spark plug? take it out and lay it on the engine touching a metal part and kick the bike you should see it sparking if not then replace the spark plug
if thats not the problem then give the carb a clean and check the air filter that its not blocked

2 stroke bikes need three things to work air spark and fuel as long as you have these it will work

hope this helps


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There's a fuse panel either under the seat or behind the triangular plate on the left side of your bike. If you find a fuse blown or the main circuit breaker tripped, you'll have to figure out what caused it.

Good Luck

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