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Intermittent starting problem

Old 11-04-2008, 12:12 PM
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Default Intermittent starting problem

My 1998 blackbird fails to start and the problem is intermittent.
When I insert the key and turn on the ignition, sometimes the clocks spedo needle doesnt rotate as normal, and I dont hear any sounds like I normally do, and the bike doesnt start when I push the start button.
However, sometimes if I leave it for a while and try it again, it will start when I try later.
Its very annoying, any ideas please?
Old 11-06-2008, 09:43 AM
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Default RE: Intermittent starting problem

I had this kind of fault on my CBR1000F.

Have a look at your battery fluid levels. Mine were down.

Changed the battery and everything went back to reliable.
Old 11-08-2008, 10:55 AM
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Default RE: Intermittent starting problem

battery is fine..
Old 07-30-2009, 08:51 PM
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How about the connections at the battery, and the other ends of the two cables? Sounds like an intermittent connection in that area.
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