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2003 VULCAN NOMAD 1500 WILL NOT START AND STATER DOES NOT ENGAGE AND LIGHTS GOES DEAD WHEN TURING KEY TO START POSITION

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If you take a voltage reading at the battery when you are pushing the starter button, my guess is you will have 11-12vdc until you push the button and it will drop off. It sounds like your battery doesn't have enough current (cranking amps) to engage the starter. That is why the headlight will work until you try to start the bike and then the light goes out. It is pretty common for motorcycle batteries to go bad every 2-3 years. How old is the battery?

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Trade it in on a Harley, at least they start,all you have to do is worry about oil leaks and parts rattling off.

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