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I have a 2004 Intruder 1500 with 14000 miles...sometimes when I try to start it, it acts like the battery is weak...but, it isn't, it turns over very slowly, and sounds like," kurplunk..kurplunk..kurplunk..kurplunk"...I'll push it down the drive a few times, popping the clutch, and pushing the starter button at the same time, sometimes it will start, and be OK for a while, then again it will happen....WHY? Also, sometimes just letting it sit for a time will acomplish the same results...???

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On the1400 intruders the decompression cable running to the rear cylinder will stretch over time and use. On the front cylinder on the right side under the chrome cover u will find the decompression lever. One cable runs to actuator and the other runs to the rear cylinder.the one on the bottom of lever is actuator cable the one on top is for rear cylinder u will see the adjustment nuts and a stop for the lever .the stop is same on rear cylinder.this will cause the symptoms of low battery if rear cable is out of specification.

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Check your battery connections make sure they are clean and tight.
Check your battery depending on how long you have had it, it may be time to replace it.

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