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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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I installed a Yuasa MF battery a while back and am very happy with it.
Now a new problem is happening!
Sometimes when I go to start the bike, the battery acts like it is dead. The solenoid makes a clicking sound. Today I noticed that when this happens the two turn signal lights on the dash will come on but very dim while I press the starter button!
I checked the voltage of the battery and it is 13 volts.
I am not the greatest with electrical problems so any help would be fine.
Sounds like to me that there is a problem with the wire harness, but where would I start??
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Check the connectors on the battery. That would happen to me every once in a while but if I played with the battery terminals it fixed it. I finally completely took them off and reseated them with dielectric grease, and it fixed it.

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Sounds like you have a bad battery ground or a bad solenoid ground. The negative battery post grounds to the frame but also check the ground from the battery box to the engine.

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Sounds like you have a bad battery ground or a bad solenoid ground. The negative battery post grounds to the frame but also check the ground from the battery box to the engine.
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Battery ground connections ! Clean all ! ...Use die-electric compound (grease).

Your engine has rubber engine mounts, Your starter battery's ground is on the bottom of your engine.

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Well, once again thanks for all your help!
The culprit was the battery ground to the frame.

I think that it was loose when I got the bike cause this puppy never has started so easy.

Thanks again..............you guys are always the best!!
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