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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 7016
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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I replaced the battery this year but after riding all day I

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I replaced the battery this year but after riding all day I couldn"t start the bike. Whenever I try to start my 1990 fxstc I get a clicking noise and the bike won't turn over.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
this usually indicates a problem with the charging system.- make sure the alternator plug is firmly attached to the stator plug on the crankcase.- if that is not the issue, we can check the charging system with a few voltage measurements.first, charge the battery. we can do no testing unless the battery if fully charged.measure the battery voltage under the following conditions:- ignition OFF- ignition ON- with the start button depressed.- (if the engine starts) with the engine at around 2,000 rpm (fast idle).let me know if you need more help.Steve