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My vulcav 800 wont start

Tryed everything new gas its not turning over at all battery is brand new .wont even click...only when i jump it it starts , then when i take cables off it stalls please helppppp. i checked fuses there ok ..any help would be great..thank you . anthony orange county ny

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your brand new battery is bad. It happens often with motorcycle batteries. I prefer Yuasa batteries as I see Yuasa batteries.have less of a problem.

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Unfortunately, if it will run when you have it jumped but stalls when you take the cables off, it sounds like a generator problem.  First of all, you can check all your electrical connections between the generator and the battery.  If there is any corrosion, make sure to clean it up really good.  Also, check the connections between the battery and the starter motor - if these are corroded, it can cause problems too.  Lastly, check the connections between the battery and the frame (ground).  If there is corrosion or a faulty connection, it will cause the bike to drain more power than the battery/generator combo can put out.
Good luck!

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Since you specified you battery is brand new, check you spark plug and the wire connecting spark plug. if there is black out regions in the spark plug or the wire, you have to replace them.hope your problem is tackled

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