Originally Posted by Tjeror11
Yesterday I got a yamaha v star 650. Very exciting! I did see it before hand and had the bike delivered. When it was delivered it was cold, I tried starting it and it was barely cranking so I walked it under a building and brought my car over to jump start it. (at the time I didn't know you aren't supposed to do that with the car running.) I did get it going and it ran fine. I only let it run for about 2 minutes and shut it off. After I put the cover back on I attempted to start it again but all it did was click, from the starter, and I can hear the fuel pump running. If I hold down the starter too long it clicks repeatedly. I did try hooking it up to the car again but didn't turn the car on. Still nothing...someone help me! It's almost riding season!
I'd bet my last dollar that your battery is shot - which is not surprising. Replacement motorcycle batteries are notorious for being punks.
I can also assure you (having lived in Minnesota for many years) that motorcycles do NOT like starting in cold weather. And, for that matter, most of us do not like RIDING said motorcycles in cold weather. I run synthetic oil in my cycle. I like what I believe is better lubrication, plus it helps it start easier when it's cool.