Vstar 1100 start-up problems

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by sevenstate, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. sevenstate

    sevenstate Guest

    Yesterday I bought a 2003 Vstar 1100 Classic with 9k miles on it. Drove
    it home and went to show a buddy, went to turn it on and nothing.
    Dealers are all closed on a Sunday and the one I bought it from is
    closed on Monday as well. Forecast is 71 and sunny the next 3 days.
    I can hear the Solenoid Click. It's not the battery, I bought a new
    one and
    the old one both test out fine. I was able to Bump Start it, and I can
    also Jump start it from my Car which is the odd thing.

    Any Suggestions?


    sevenstate, Apr 9, 2006
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  2. sevenstate

    fweddybear Guest

    Did you charge the new battery for approx 20 hours before putting it in
    service? If not, then you might want to try charging it first. cuz it
    sounds like a battery problem. Oh, and try not jump starting it from your
    car.. you might do more damage than good...

    Good Luck,

    fweddybear, Apr 9, 2006
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  3. sevenstate

    sevenstate Guest

    Found the problem. It was the selonoid. I ride around with a socket
    extension to bump it when I need to start now. Redneckish, but it will
    work until I can get a new one.
    sevenstate, Apr 10, 2006
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