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Opinions please - Starting issues again
It's been a while but I had posted before that my bike felt like the battery kept going dead. Even when I got my sealed battery it worked fine but every now and again it would hesitate to turn over. Strangely enough it got better for a few weeks and then all of a sudden the bike won't start as of today. I figured it was the battery since it was sitting for about a week and prior to then it was about a month (darn New England rain) before I rode it that time. I put the charger on and when it was charged I tried again. "Click" is all I heard. I then proceeded to troubleshoot the electrical system. Battery, Ok. Relay, Ok. Power all the way to the starter, Ok. I then removed the terminal on the starter and cleaned it thoroughly, as I did a few months ago, and put it back together with dielectric grease. Tried to start the bike. Nothing. My educated guess is telling me that the starter is dead but maybe someone has seen this before and has a trick up their sleeve? lol.
My unfortunate unemployment issues are going to keep me from purchasing a new or even rebuilt starter but hopefully I can pull this one out and clean it or replace the internals for cheap.
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