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2005Yamaha XVS1100 my friend put the battery terminals the wrong way, + to the - now she can't start the bike ?

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Git a yamaha xvs1100 2001 reffiting battery but alarm keeps going off when connect leads


Remove the alarm connections from the battery terminals and fit the battery,,,

Then fit the arlarm wires starting with the black,,negative wire first ....try this first ,,,

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Remove the arlarm wires and reconnect them as before ,,,this time pressing the alarm deactivate button on your key fob ....

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Hi, Mgoddard713 and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Faulty main circuit breaker and or connections.
4. Faulty ignition coil and or connections.
5. Faulty spark plug, oil or gas fouled, wrong heat range or service type, wrong gap, loose in the cylinder head, broken electrode or insulator.
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Hi my bike was on my stand i started and accidently put the bike into first gear and it sytaled right away..and now its not turning over wen i try and start it, it makes a clicking sound but wont turn...


The bike must be in neutral when the kickstand is down or it will shut down. Its a safety feature.

Put the bike in neutral and it should fire right up.

If you can't get it out of gear, sit on the bike, put the kickstand up, pull the clutch in turn the key on and hit the start button, and it should fire right up.Make sure on/off button is on too.

If you tried that and it still clicks, check battery voltage, a low battery makes the solenoid click.
Make sure you have a clean battery terminals and tight terminals.
Check battery voltage. Most auto parts places will load test them for free.

If battery is good and it is in neutral and it still clicks, then the starter solenoid is bad.
replace the solenoid. And your bike should fire right up

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Just replaced old battery. When I go to start, won't turn over. After a few attempts battery is completely drained.


Charge your battery at no more than 10% of its rated Ahr rating. When it is charged, place a thick cable from the possitive of the starter motor, (not the solenoid!) and intermittantly touch the positive terminal of the battery.
The motor should spin freely without engaging the starter dog. If it spind easily, then the motor is OK.
If you then connect a wire between the starter cable (thick terminal) to the solenoid terminal and then touch the thick cable on the positive battery terminal. Does the engine turn? If it doesn't;

Put the bike on a paddock stand or get someone to help you steady the bike.
Put the bike in third gear with the ignition switched OFF and turn the rear wheel or push the bike forward. If it moves against compression, the engine is sound and not too tight.
Hope that gives you an insight as to where your problem lies.

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have you checked all the fuses? and make sure you're terminals are clean and tight.

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Check if the battery has 12 volts.
Check the battery terminals if they are corroded with acid deposit. Clean them if they are, by using a wet sponge, wet it with water and let it stay for a while on the terminals this will ease off the corroded acid deposits.
If the battery is ok and if there's no acid deposit on the terminals , thn you have to check the starter motor, it may need to be overhauled.
Better too to check the solenoid switch.
Hope this helps!

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Battery/starter malfunction upon reinstallation of battery


are you absolutely certain that you have the battery back in the bike the right way,as what you have described is battery leads around the wrong way,because if you hook up the positive to the neg terminal and negative to thepositive terminal the bike will try to start(but backwards)as you have effectivly turned the whole electrical sytem inside out,i just hope that the cdi and coils havent been damaged..i certainly hope that,all you can do now is put the battery back on the charger and let it trickle charge,track the leads and be certain which is which before putting them back on (positive is red,negative is black)and the battery should be clearly marked,not only on the front but beside each terminal,hope this helps

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