Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Just moved the bike from the south to Maryland. Had to drain the oil/gas and just replaced. Bike sat for a few weeks with little oil in it. Temps down around zero for a few days. Just replaced oil and now will only make a multiple clicking noise on start. Would this most likely be the battery (lights come on though a 5 year old battery) or due to the engine sitting in cold temps and locked up?
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, five years on a battery is a very long time, most motorcycle batteries only last two or three years. I would start by replacing the battery. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Next time it happens, pop the gas cap and see if the problem stops. Can you hear/feel air rushing in when you open the cap? If you can, you have a clogged gascap vent. You can try to take it apart and and clean/fix the one you got, or just buy a new cap.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Try to jump start the bike, 2nd gear down hill key on and let the clutch out... If it starts you have a starter problem, could be the brushes.. good luck...
Posted on May 28, 2009
BAD CASE SEAL, SORRY BUT U R GONNA HAVE 2 GET OUT DA WALLET AND BUY A REPAIR MANUAL 2 GET PROCEDURE AND SPECS 4 UR BIKES THE GOOD NEWS IS IT HAPPENS ALL DA TIME AND DA REPAIR IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. THE COST OF DA MANUAL WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF MANY TIMES OVER WITH SELF MADE REPAIRS
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
The water pump seal is maybe gone.This would allow water into the trans.Get it checked and also that the bearing hasn,t spun in its location.This may cause the color change.Being a grey color,it may indicate aluminium in the oil.This may be the spun bearing turning in the housing.With what you wrote,I would get these things looked at.I hope this helps you
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
sounds like the problem is your battery is not charging when you are riding. The most common cause is a faulty regulator / rectifier. Contact a motorcycle wreckers for these parts, or your yamaha dealer.
Easy way to test is, when your bike is running, and the lights start to dim, before the bike shuts down, using a volt meter, test the voltage at the battery terminals, should be about 14V. If faulty rectifier,no charge going in to your battery, then the reading will be low, about only a few volts. If you dont have a volt meter, then any mechanic shop can do this test for you. best to have this done before buying any parts.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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