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The electric start on my GP7000E clicks, but does not crank the engine. I've had the battery charger plugged in for several hours. Is it the battery or the starter?

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Mines doing the same thing, brand new, I think its the battery as soon as I hit the start button battery voltage goes to 5 volts

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Hi,
Sounds like the you have no spark since when you force the engine to crank it never fires. The low battery light come on because the 2 sec of cranking lets the voltage get lower than the alarm threshold.
I'd connect a spark tester to either of the plugs and try a manual start, if you see sparks replace the plugs, if you get no sparks then you've got to troubleshoot the ignition modules and the kill wire that comes from them.

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Another easy thing to try to check if it is a batteyr issue and you don't have a charger is to try push starting the bike

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  6. Rev the engine a bit so your bike doesn't conk out.
  7. Ride away.

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