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Hello, have a 2003 XL 1200 custom that wont start,what is happening when you kick it over and it starts clickin then starts to die away like battery going dead. cheers Jes

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I think you hit the nail on the head, Jes. Sounds exactly like your battery is going dead. Just to make sure, take the battery out of your bike and take it to an automotive parts store. Have them test the battery. They'll usually do this free of charge. If your battery is over two years old, it's probably bad.

Now, if you purchase a new battery, get the highest CCA (cold cranking amps) battery you can get. Also, consider the purchase of a Battery Tender or a Smart Charger that will connect directly to your battery via a short pigtail. Do not use a regular automotive battery charger. Put the pigtail on your battery and when you get of the bike, plug the charger to the battery. This will increase your battery life tremendously.

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