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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for some direction... I've had the 2000 Vulcan 750 for about 2 months and has ran great! The other day, it was hot outside, and I was on a short trip when the bike stalled at a stop sign. I went to restart and their was no power. I checked all the fuses, battery connections and everything seemed fine. When I tried turning on the ignition again, this time there was power and it started. No problems the rest of the day, however, went out to ride this morning, and when I turn the ignition, the lights come one, but when I push the start button, all I get is a click and their is once again no power... it has done this several times today. One time it started up and I ran it for a few minutes... then stopped tried again, and no luck... Ideas?

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Check your ground connections. A loose ground can cause all sorts of havoc.

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If your grounds are al in good shape, it could be your battery has developed and intermittent, internal short. You could either have it load tested, or just get a new one. Batteries tend to show their weakness when hot (or very cold, like below zero.) This same thing happened to me on a long trip- every time it died I would wait a while, and then I had to push-start it.
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Thanks for the feedback... I did track the grounds, and discovered that while the ground cable on the battery seemed tight, it had really not been connected securely... I'm back on the road again!
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Thanks for the feedback... I did track the grounds, and discovered that while the ground cable on the battery seemed tight, it had really not been connected securely... I'm back on the road again!

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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