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Was riding my 1997 vulcan 1500 and suddenly it died on me.had to get a boost(with car off)and rode about a mile and it did the same it home checked fuses,all were good.tried to start again could only hear the chatterbox,fuel pump and solenoid which just clicked.stuck a screwdriver on the solenoid connection and it tried to cut on but the engine just turned a little.what could it be.

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Your charging system is the problem. when you got the boost it just put a little life back in the battery that's why it went dead again.

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