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I have a 2007 v star 1100 silverado and i'm not sure if the batter is dead or there's a problem with the starter. i get a whirring sound when i push the start button but sometimes it will start if i push the button a couple of times. other times it needs a push start. i just finished a 220 mile round trip and it's iffy if it's going to start or not.

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I would hate to think a bike that new would already have the start going out. Nine out of ten times when your bike won't start, it is the battery. Test it with a meter to make sure you have a good charge, I mean like 12.7 volts. It could also be a side stand switch, or wiring. Charge your battery if it isn't above 12 volts. Also when you put your bike up for the winter, either remove your battery or charge it every thirty days. This is another problem when your bike sets all winter, your batterys life gets zapped if not properly taken care of, it might not be right away, but hope this helps.

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