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Old 05-05-2010, 05:55 PM
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I've been having an issue with my bike lately. After the bike has sat all day/night, when I turn the key the fuel pump does turn on, and as soon as i start to crank it, it cranks once or twice then cuts out, resets clock, etc. Almost as if the battery was dead. If I keep trying it'll just crank for a while but won't fire up. It's not a battery isue. I do have a yoshimura power commander on it, which I don't think the problem is.

If I push start it, it fires right up.

Any ideas?

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:01 PM
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Err... Why do you say its not a battery issue?

Might be a loose connection to the battery, possibly the red terminal's connection to the starter relay. But seriously, the only reason the clock would reset is cause it lost power. And everything you said sounds like it doesn't have enough to crank the bike.

Take the battery out, hit pepboys / autozone / napa and have them check the battery.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:03 PM
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I have checked the battery myself, and threw it on the charger. The battery is fine. I can almost hear an electrical "click" noise by the battery when it's cranking, is that normal?

Connections to battery are fine.

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Old 05-05-2010, 06:09 PM
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Dunno about the click. I'd gander its the starter relay when you hit the starter.

Guessing you used a multimeter to check the voltage on the battery. What about the amps? I'd still take the battery someplace to have it checked thoroughly. Might have a dead cell.

Haven't changed any wiring lately?
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:15 PM
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No wiring has been changed lately...
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:29 PM
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From what I've seen there's not much to stop our bikes from starting once the fuel pump primes.

The fact that you can bump start it says either battery or connection to me.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:10 PM
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Im with Kuroshio on this one. I just had my battery go dead on me but everything looked fine when I tested it brought it to batteries plus and they ran a load on it and it wasnt even able to handle 80 cranking amps. Bought a new battery and everything works fine for me now. So if I were you Id bring it in and get it tested, its free and easy to do.

Just my 2 cents.
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:49 PM
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Thanks for the input guys.

This is very strange, in the mornings (it's California, it's not cold out. and my bike is indoors) it will do this, but when I come out from class/work/whatever it will fire right up in the evening...
 
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:00 PM
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If its the battery, its not odd if you think about it a sec.

You have to bump start it in the morning (or might get lucky and it catches) then ride to work / class / whatever. Now the stator gets a chance to try and refresh the battery. You get home, the bike sits and the battery loses whatever work the stator did.

And seems every bike is easier to start after its been run a little prior that day.
 
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