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Battery shows 80% or better charge on "trickle charger", turn key, I hear the FI engage and lights all come on, started once, now I only hear the buzzing from device sitting just in front of battery (house the fuses). I can coast it out of drive and pop clutch in 2nd gear and it starts strong and stays running. But after I shut it down, won't start again. Both fuses appear to be in good order.

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Have the battery load tested. You will need it fully charged when you take it in. The dealers I have asked will do this for free.

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First replace the battery.
Second give the battery a charge using either a battery charger or the more common battery trickle charger (battery tenderizer) which most motorcycle owners use to keep their bikes battery charged over long periods of non use like the winter. If you have a tenderizer just hook it up to the battery, plug it into the wall and let it trickle charge for about 12-16 hours or so and then try again.

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  2. Make sure the key is in the on position
  3. Put the bike in 2nd gear
  4. Hold the clutch in and begin pushing, preferably downhill, but it will work elsewhere as well.
  5. Once you've gathered enough momentum, apply a minimal amount of throttle (not too much or the bike will get away from you) and hop on the bike just as you release the clutch.
  6. Rev the engine a bit so your bike doesn't conk out.
  7. Ride away.

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