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Fails to start or turn over
Written by nigellemaire on 10/9/2010 at 03:30 pm

Internal battery fault was EXACTLY what happened to me.
When turning on the bike, lights, everything worked, but when I hit the
starter, nothing.
I had a volt meter attached to the battery and, by chance, noticed that
when I hit the starter button the voltage dropped to zero.
New battery, and all well... but sure took a while to figure this out!

Nigel

Message Thread for message #97817

jordan_d_cronin
10/9/2010, 03:19 am
Fails to start or turn over
Hi, My PC 800 failed to start after stopping at a gas station today. The strange thing is that as soon as I hit the starter switch everything turned off. No lights, nothing. I took the key out and put it back in and turned it but nothing

    goldwingman40
    10/9/2010, 03:57 am
    Fails to start or turn over
    Jordan, Check the battery, that is how it acts when you have a broken connection inside the battery. The voltage can check good no load, it may or may not carry a low load but will not carry a high load and arcs inside at the broken connectio

    eegah_yai
    10/9/2010, 05:39 am
    Fails to start or turn over
    I just had a very similar problem. Put a new Yuasa battery in last June to replace a 4-year-old Walmart battery. The Walmart battery was not bad, but I wanted peace of mind for a 10-day trip around Lake Superior. I remember I was a bit surpri

    nigellemaire
    10/9/2010, 03:30 pm
    Fails to start or turn over
    Internal battery fault was EXACTLY what happened to me. When turning on the bike, lights, everything worked, but when I hit the starter, nothing. I had a volt meter attached to the battery and, by chance, noticed that when I hit the starte

      jordan_d_cronin
      10/10/2010, 02:01 am
      Fails to start or turn over
      You guys are the best! Thank you for the quick responses. I think you are spot on. I tested the battery with a volt meter and the voltage went to around 3 volts when I tried to start it. I took it back to Batteries Plus and they tested it