1200 Sporty Problem

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  1. mmsig229

    mmsig229

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    OK guys, have a problem with the wife's ride. Washed and polished the XL for it's 2005 debut. I put a brand new sealed battery in it a couple of months ago, but did not ride it (but it started fine). Charged up the battery today, hit the starter button, and NOTHING!!!!Headlight is bright, gauges bright, but engine doesn't even try to turn over. Connections to battery are tight ect...Any suggestions???
     
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    Maybe you got water in something? Try it again in a day or two to see if the water evaporated.
     

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    Faulty neutral safety switch or kill switch on the handle bar? Is the starter fuse ok?

    Check all wires and fuses, if nothing is wrong, bypass the neutral safety switch followed by the kill switch. Of course, the starter button might be hosed, you can always jumper a wire across instead of the button to see if it's the issue.

    Good luck and report back to us!
     
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    Loose negative cable at the battery.
     
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    I use a leaf blower to dry off all electrical parts after washing....
     
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    Put the kill switch back to the on position.

    Yes, it's that obvious.

    :cool:
     
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    Update? Or will you not admit it was the kill switch? :)
     
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    C'mon, gimme a break!!!!No I haven't really had time to figure it out yet. If it's not something real simple, it's off to the shop...
     
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    try the small wire from the starter positive terminal to the 30 amp circuit breaker. or a deteriorated battery cable.
     
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    found the problem. A pal came over and took out the starter relay. Checked it with a meter, it was OK. Checked all the wires, connections ect..All OK. One last thing. Put the bike in gear, rocked it back and forth a few times. Started right up. Looks like a dead spot on the starter......
     
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    There's the problem!
    ;a
     
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    Do not think so, what do you ride ?

    Could be a bad battery, have it checked.
     
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    quinch Turgid Member Millennium Member

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    Settle down cowboy.


    mmsig:
    Look into the clutch and/or kickstand sensor.
    I've never heard of a "dead spot" on the starter. I would consider that unacceptable
     
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    Especially on a 2005 model, I can't believe it took them into June to even consider starting it up.
     
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    TreeTrooper Shhhhh...

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    My Lowrider used to do that, the ground to the frame would vibrate loose. No start.
     
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    My ride is a Softail, which I ride every other day or so. This is the soon to be ex wife's bike. She doesn't live here anymore, thus the bike doesn't get ridden....
     
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    Brand new sealed battery. The clutch was completely disassembled a year ago after a broken fork was discovered. I'm not sure that the Sporty has a kickstand sensor....
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    All of the new bikes have kickstand/engaged gear sensors. That's a DOT requirement for several years now.
     
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    The Sporty in question is a 1988....