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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6938
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Pulled up to a stop and died and wont start or turn over

Customer Question

pulled up to a stop and died and wont start or turn over ,just replaced the battery , acts like it locked up 2,500 miles
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: look good , all light work and bright , never had a problem ,
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2008 Mutt , the speed o was acting crazy ,bouncing around
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced battery since I don't ride a lot , couldn't feel any loose connections
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no sir
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.

this could be a symptom of an issue with the charging system.

measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:

- ignition OFF.

- ignition ON.

- with the tart button depressed.

let me know what you find.

Steve

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** the new battery and exchange it for another one and it fired right up, old new battery was bad .
Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.

le me know if you have other questions.

Steve

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Steve replied 6 months ago.

you're welcome.

ride safe.

Steve

Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

THANK YOU,

Steve