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      Louie Northam
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      @louie98
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      Having trouble starting bike. When I turn the key the dashboard and lights come on as usual but then I press the electric start nothing happens (no clicking either). I’ve replaced the battery Aswell. Would this be a problem with the solenoid?

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
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      So basically, when you press “start” does the orange LCD go dark at all ? or headlights go dimm ?

      If they went dimm -> battery to weak to spin the pistons (not voltage always, but sometimes the cells are too old) but you said the battery is new. I hope its 14BS size , as that’s what OEM says to use.  Smaller than 14BS isn’t ideal.

      If the battery was brand new and size 14BS (ideally) , but you don’t hear anything , not even a click,  the ORANGE LCD doesn’t go dark at all —>  Check solenoid relay (common)  (it’s that’s strange rubber ball with wires sticking out and sits above battery)

      If the solenoid was brand spanking new –>  Then open the right hand switch gear , clean any rusty contacts with contact cleaner (halfords) -> Apply ACF50 to the gold pins inside  (halfords again)

      If the right switch gear looks good.  Drop the oil cooler at the front of the bike so it sits lower, then look for a BLACK PLUG , that’s for your right switch gear.  Don’t faint when you see it covered in water and the pins have gone green, you know what to do on this part too.    I would also cover it in LOTS of tape to waterproof all the plugs that are down there.

      If you can’t see the black plug easily ,  then you may have to drop fairings and gentley loosen the airbox that’s sitting on the carb.    Please, please, please, tighten the airbox hard when you are done and do not apply pressure on the rubber intake manifolds because they are VERY difficult to get  (not made anymore forever)

      I hope this info helps to get you started but let us know how you get on!

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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      Louie Northam
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      Yeah it’s a new 14-bs battery and new solenoid. No lights dim and dashboard stays the same when the button is pressed. When I put the new solenoid in it started up once but not again after. But when it started there was a constant winding noise and even after I turned the key off they bike was still running?

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      Louie Northam
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      Yeah it’s a new 14-bs battery and new solenoid. No lights dim and dashboard stays the same when the button is pressed. When I put the new solenoid in it started up once but not again after. But when it started there was a constant winding noise and even after I turned the key off they bike was still running?

      and it hasn’t started up since that happened. So is something burning out the solenoid?

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      Can it bump start ? -> ride a bit after its warm around the street -> try electric start again.

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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      Louie Northam
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      @louie98
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      Right I feel like an idiot right now. After a new battery and solenoid I thought it was still broken. They were both fine I just tightened the bolts on the solenoid too much which caused it to not work properly. Bike starts first time now and the starter turns itself off as it should after start up.
      thanks for the help

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