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Bike wont start. Solenoid clicks when electric start is pressed, but wont start.

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When I had my VL 125 i got this problem after a very cold winter, I jumped the bike and ended up splitting the second ignition coil which fed back into and blew the DCI unit, wasn't cheap to have repaired but cheaper than new.
Firstly upgrade your plugs to iridium ones, they never let me down.
Secondly trickle charge your battery for 24-48 hours
Thirdly if still the same try bump starting bike with a good run up in 2nd gear as it may be a stuck starter motor.
The starter motors on these are known for their issues and again ain't cheap for new but if you know a good engineer, there are some ways of modding other starter motors to use as a replacement.

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First thing to check is the battery. Measure the voltage with a digital voltmeter. 12.8v is fully charged but 12.5v is only half charged. If you don't have a voltmeter just jump it from a known good battery.

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Sounds like you have a discharged battery for some reason
Use jump leads, battery charger or replace it

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