Bike will not start


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Cuda
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Motorcycle: 1985 1200 interstate

Bike will not start

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Battery fully charged
Hit the start button
Lights go real dim
Bike clicks one time
Will not turn over



DaveO430
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Re: Bike will not start

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If you have a volt meter connect the red probe to the terminal on the starter, the black to ground, you should see at least 10 volts. If you don't see any voltage the solenoid may be bad, if you see low voltage the battery is probably bad. If you see good voltage the starter may be bad. Also possible it is hydro-locked, remove the spark plugs, put rags over the holes, turn the kill switch off and try the starter. It is normal for the headlight to go off, not just dim, when you push the start button.

Cuda
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Location: Monroe no 48161
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Re: Bike will not start

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Thanks for the reply
I Will check after work

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