Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Harrisburg Area
Greetings, I'm a newbie, so please forgive any lapses in comity.
Anyway, trying to get my '89 VN750 back on the road. It was running fine, until I put it in the garage while a two week spate of rain kept me off the road.
When the weather broke, it wouldn't crank over. Exactly like what a dead battery would do. So I put it on the charger overnight but it didn't work.
What it is doing is clicking - it's a strong, determined click - and the tach will move. Not jump, but move like the engine is being reved. There's no sound like the engine trying to catch, just the clicking. One time, I turned the key to the "On" position and the tach rose.
Any thoughts as to why the tach would be responding to the depressing the start button when the engine isn't cranking over?
I'm leaning towards an electrical short someplace, but I have no idea where to begin to track it down. I'm also thinking the ignition/instrument cluster needs to be replaced.