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So my bike was riding fine up to Thursday night. I just changed the oil on Sunday and every time I rode it there were no issues except for the bike taking a while to turn over about half way through a 4 hour trip. But it started and I got got back fine and the bile continued to work until I went to go to work Friday morning. I would turn the key to on and the dash would light up, neutral light, oil pressure indicator on, but when I hit the ignition button I heard a click noise and the bike turned off all together. After a few unsucessful tries, when I turned the key to on nothing would light up 9 times out of 10. The dash had no power. When I'm lucky enough to get the bike to turn on where I can sound the horn and what not, the only time I can get the bike to briefly turn over is to get a push start. Even then I only get one rev before it turns off. I changed the sparkplugs friday, and oil was done Sunday. And it was working perfectly fine the night before. Any ideas on what I could try next before it goes into the mechanic?!

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As I'm sure you suspect, changing the oil and sparkplugs should have nothing to do with the symptoms you've outlined. The symptoms "seem" to indicate a problem in the charging system. Either the battery is in need of replacement or the regulator is fried. One way to test which is at fault is to jump start the bike (be VERY careful doing this as a car battery will fry your system if you connect it wrong). Once it is started, remove the jumper cables. If you need to rev the engine slightly to keep it running, this is normal as a dead battery is a big draw on the electrical charging system. If you can, have a friend hold the bike RPM's around 1500 and disconnect one of the battery leads on the bike's battery. If the bike continues to run (my suspicion is it will), you have a bad battery. If the bike will not run, then the charging system is the culprit. It could be something as simple as a regulator or as complicated as the generator (inside the engine).

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