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    Bike won't start

    I stopped riding about half way through the summer (shame on me I know). But even worse I forgot to hook it up to my battery tender.

    I went to start it toward the end of summer and of course it was dead and the battery would not take a charge. I'm assuming the battery was from the original owner. Anyway, I bought a new battery and hooked it up and it won't start. It cranks but doesn't fire.

    I haven't checked anything on it but am looking advice on where to start.

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    I'm gonna assume you have enough gas in the tank lol

    make sure you're in neutral or your side stand is up

    If when you're pressing the starter button it makes the whine, and every time after that the whine gets softer/quieter, check to make sure the battery you bought is fully charged/putting out enough voltage. I highly doubt that's the problem, but it's just a thought.

    If it doesn't sound like the electrical start is dying - you can try twisting the throttle a little bit, see if that helps get it to turn over.
    Or if you have access to a camera, record what it sounds like. I'm sure somebody will know what to do
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    ^^^ good advice, and dont forget the kill switch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSexyZ View Post
    ^^^ good advice, and dont forget the kill switch!
    LOL I wall all over the kill switch!

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    Hmm. I'm not sure what happens when a FI system gets old gas in it, I'm used to carbed bikes. ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTony View Post
    I'm gonna assume you have enough gas in the tank lol

    make sure you're in neutral or your side stand is up

    If when you're pressing the starter button it makes the whine, and every time after that the whine gets softer/quieter, check to make sure the battery you bought is fully charged/putting out enough voltage. I highly doubt that's the problem, but it's just a thought.

    If it doesn't sound like the electrical start is dying - you can try twisting the throttle a little bit, see if that helps get it to turn over.
    Or if you have access to a camera, record what it sounds like. I'm sure somebody will know what to do
    I tried starting it with me on the bike with side stand down and in neutral, up and in neutral, up and in gear. All with my hand on the clutch lever.

    The starter is cranking STRONG so it's not the battery. I tried twisting the throttle but that didn't seem to do anything. I even tried rolling it and slowing pulling out the clutch lever in third and it wanted to start but couldn't.

    I will try to make a video this weekend of what's happening.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash View Post
    Hmm. I'm not sure what happens when a FI system gets old gas in it, I'm used to carbed bikes. ??
    It depends on what your definition of old is. I think I last gassed it up sometime in July. I guess it's a full three months +...

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    Yes, that's old gas if it hasn't been treated. It'll gum everything up in your fuel system. Karla's 1982 XJ1100 runs funny after sitting for a month if we haven't treated the gas.
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    Put sta-bil in the tank, let it sit for a few minutes, and try again long enough to get the treated fuel through the system. For even better results, drain the tank fill it up and add sta-bil or another similar product.

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    Hey thanks for the advice, guys. I went to the auto parts store in search of Sta-Bil. I told the guy there my problem and he recommended this:

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    I put some in, waited nearly 30 seconds, tried starting it again, twisted the throttle a couple times and she started up.

    I let it run, drove it to the gas station, filled it up, drove home. Topped it off with another dose of the Sta-bil, changed the oil and filter and plugged in the battery tender.

    Thanks again, fellas. Looking forward to next season!

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    Hey, that was my advice! I want personally named in that thank you!

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    Yes, Pepin, you set me on the right path. Thanks, bud!

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    Well done! Had something similar happen with Karla's (my gf) '82 XJ1100. Seafoam fixed it right up same as you!
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    I have a similar problem so I figured I would continue this relatively recent post instead of starting a new one. I have a 2008 and just changed the battery. After changing the battery, the bike started up fine and ran perfectly for my trip to work. Coming home, it shut off by itself at a traffic light after I got off the freeway. I was able to restart the bike after tinkering with the battery to make sure all the connections were good but the following day it would not start. I am 100% positive I did absolutely nothing with my tinkering but it started anyway so I figured I would roll the dice and hope I got home. Now when I go to turn the bike on, the power comes on but there the starter does not turn over when I hit the starter. On top of that, the bike immediately shuts off whenever I hit the starter.

    I originally thought it was just a loose connection but now am leaning towards a blown fuse. I purchased the battery from the dealership so I am assuming it is the correct type. Does it sound like I am on the write track?

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    Clean the battery terminals with a wire brush and make sure the terminals are flush on the battery when you tighten it back down. I had a similar problem when I installed my pcv. I had everything tight but the terminals weren't flush. Bike wouldn't start, just made a clicking noise, hope this helps.

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