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2003 VTX Ran Yesterday, today hit the start button and nothing happens. Had the battery checked and its good. The F1 light comes on and you here it priming but after that when you hit the start button nothing at all happens... I have no clue where to start to look since the battery is good. PLEASE help

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Sounds like you have a bad ground somewhere on the frame.I know there is a ground on the frame just in front of the battery and one on left side under front of motor factory painted the frame and they just bolted up the wires need to clean paint off and retighten. might be the problem

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