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Old 01-16-2010, 09:43 PM
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We've had a bit of a winter in KY. Today it warmed up, went to start and nothing. The turn signal arrows blinked on and off multiple times. Lights on, horn blows, etc. Doubt its' battery. What does blinking turn signal arrows mean.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:46 PM
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You doubt it's battery but that's the first thing I'd check if it's been setting. Try pressing both turn signals at the same time and see if they stop blinking.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:48 PM
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Do you have a security system? I don't, so I don't know how they act, but it sounds like something that it might do if it's tripped. IMHO
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:52 PM
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If you have a security system, it's because the sensor is not detecting the key fob. Make sure you have the fob in your pocket.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:55 PM
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Security system. Never thought of that. Probably 'cause I don't have one.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:57 PM
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If you have a security system, it's because the sensor is not detecting the key fob. Make sure you have the fob in your pocket.
I'll bet your battery is dead in your key fob. I had the same thing happen to me.I think it's a 2023 Battery. buy it almost anywhere. Goodluck!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:57 PM
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Had this happen before .. was a flat spot on the ignition switch .. May not be it .. but worth jiggling it a little ... But Key Fob sounds more likely ..
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:59 PM
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the battery in your key fob is dead.same thing happend to me 2 days ago,grabbed my other fob and bingo started right up.time for 2 new batteries.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:06 PM
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You can start the bike without the fob by entering the security code with the turn signal buttons. It's a PITA but will get you to a battery store
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:47 PM
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Had a similar problem a couple months ago. Changed the key fob battery - no dice.
Intermittent no start. Had lights, alarm blinking, radio, but the starter button was useless.

Chased the wiring and found I was getting a signal to the solenoid, but no action. Common diagnostic procedures say - bad starter.

Began the starter swap out and found the starter bolts were not very tight at all. Having experience from days wrenching on cars, I said.." hey! that's a problem! "
I re-tightened the starter bolts and Voila' problem solved. No, I didn't torque 'em, I just gave them a good snug.

FWIW - 07 Ultra.

Might not be your problem, but it's worth checking. Especially if the bike has been sitting and any type of surface scale has built up between the starter housing and the engine case, thereby disrupting the flow of electricity.


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