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Seems like the battery doesn't have enough charge. I try to start using the choke and the lights dim and it start to roll over but nothing goes. It was started just this morning. It is cold out so I am letting the bike warm a little and I thought to try again. I thought maybe the battery lost its charge?

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Clean terminals charge battery if it goes dead battery is probably toast .put volt meter on terminals while running should read 14.7 volts if not probably dirty magneto seek professional help

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