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Bike wont start but my multimeter reads 11.24vdc when i go to start it it loses all power all lights go out and nothing no sound no nothing it will start if i jump it ride it cut it off it wont start again

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From the description of the problem it seems that the battery has gone. It is not the voltage only, it is the amperage/current as well. You can get 12 volts by connecting eight flashlight batteries too. But since the amperage is missing you can not light up more than a bulb or run a radio or whatever. Similarly, your bike battery is showing the voltage but when you press the self starter button it is no go because the self needs very high current which the battery cannot provide. And when you jump start it, it gets full current and the bike starts and runs. When you stop and cut off the current is missing. So, my suggestion is to replace the battery.

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