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Old 03-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #16
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Not sure what type of fuse they use on your bike. Your electrical components are probably under one of those side covers. I wouldn't worry about it yet unless you put your new battery in and nothing happens when you hit the start button. There are a couple of other items that affect the starting circuit but let's not worry about them yet. See what happens when you put the new battery in. I would definitely plan on getting the battery tender. They give you a small electrical pigtail that installs on your battery with a rubber two prong plug on the end. Once you put that on, you can just plug the tender into and it will keep the battery fully charged all the time without overcharging it.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Wow, that sounds like a very good investment! I'll def check it out! Thank you so much guys!
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #18
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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!
Get a new battery I had a goldwing in Mich I had the same sort of problem and it was cold out I talk to a dealer told me to change the oil I thought WTF well he was right get the bike warmed up get a new battery and move to Florida
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Screw florida! Haha but yeah I probably will get oil changed when I get my new seals put on. Thanks man
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Yay! New battery worked! Thank you jesus!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #21
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Actually, I am John, and we are 6 of ten. The Big Guy handles the big problems.

No, my name is really not John.

Glad you got your problem solved.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #22
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If you the owners manual "READ" it, if not buy one and get service manual as well.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #23
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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.

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Yay! New battery worked! Thank you jesus!
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Good! Glad is was the battery only, at this point. That 650 is a sweet ride, not too big, not too small, just right at times. Keep 'er between the ditches and ride safe.

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