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Old 02-13-2013, 09:46 PM
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Question 883 won't start just clicks.

So I got a new AGM battery cuz I bike wouldn't start. That fixed the problem rode for about 2 weeks and tried to start it in the morning and bike just clicked. I have all lights & gauges but but just clicks. I thought the battery again but how could it die so fast. Well next put it on a charger on the bike it starts up. Take it off try to start it no luck. So just changed the relay for ***** and giggles but that didnt work either. Anyone have similar issues. 96 883 sporty....thanks guys
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So I got a new AGM battery cuz I bike wouldn't start. That fixed the problem rode for about 2 weeks and tried to start it in the morning and bike just clicked. I have all lights & gauges but but just clicks. I thought the battery again but how could it die so fast. Well next put it on a charger on the bike it starts up. Take it off try to start it no luck. So just changed the relay for ***** and giggles but that didnt work either. Anyone have similar issues. 96 883 sporty....thanks guys
You answered your own question... When you hooked it up to a charger and it started that confirms that the battery charge is not sufficient. Charge the battery!

If it continues to discharge over a short period of time (few days or a week or two) then you either have a defective battery or some short draining the battery.
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It sounds problem after a mass. Check all ground connections. Cable release, spray with WD40, re-tightening. Connectors clean the battery.

Sorry for my wrong english. I come from Germany.

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You answered your own question... When you hooked it up to a charger and it started that confirms that the battery charge is not sufficient. Charge the battery!

If it continues to discharge over a short period of time (few days or a week or two) then you either have a defective battery or some short draining the battery.
I know that the battery will fix the problem(we used another battery also to start it) but like u said it will drain over a period of time. Not sure what would be draining it????
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It may that the bike is not charging it properly as you ride.
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It may that the bike is not charging it properly as you ride.
Yes that's what we are thinking.

When we start the bike with the battery charger and then turn the charger off, with the bike idling it'll be at low 12 V then high 11 V and then upon idling the bike and holding the revs it will be down to mid to low 11 V but the bike runs and drives fine then you turn it off and it won't start you just get a click click click click click.
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Is your stator output up to spec ?
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Yes that's what we are thinking.

When we start the bike with the battery charger and then turn the charger off, with the bike idling it'll be at low 12 V then high 11 V and then upon idling the bike and holding the revs it will be down to mid to low 11 V but the bike runs and drives fine then you turn it off and it won't start you just get a click click click click click.
Thats too low , it should be above 12vdc , slightly over 13 on that new of a battery , you might have got a bad one .
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Thats too low , it should be above 12vdc , slightly over 13 on that new of a battery , you might have got a bad one .
It ran for a good two weeks After I got the new battery About 300 miles. And then just overnight the bike wouldn't start.
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It ran for a good two weeks After I got the new battery About 300 miles. And then just overnight the bike wouldn't start.
It could be that battery was defective or , your stator is starting to fail or you have short that's drawing it down. A good battery shouldn't fall below 12.something volts with the bike running , fully charged newer one should be around 13 before you hit the starter.
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