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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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So I haven’t ridden my 1100 since October but it’s been stored inside with stabilized fuel and on a battery tender. Planning on riding tomorrow took it out for a quick spin to make sure everything was ok. It wasn’t idling 100% because I hadn’t got up to temp yet and cut off. Did this a couple times then I tried to restart and no power to anything. Suggestions on where to start please. When I get it home gonna put it back on the charger for starters.

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I'd start with charging the battery and having it load tested. If it's good check where it grounds to the frame. They're notorious for corrosion and it might look ok, but take it off and clean it to make sure.

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As NortherRider suggested, check battery, then battery cables. Next check main fuse. Is all power dead or just not start? If it just didn't start, check the kill switch, many times it's has been turned off by mistake. Keep us posted.

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Ah, yes, the kill switch. Done that myself.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone please advise where the frame ground is exactly as well as the main fuse. Never had to do any electrical work on this thing.

2006 V-Star 1100 Classic
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Silverado windshield and passing lamps
Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
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Main fuse under seat.

Follow negative cable from battery, it's kind of behind battery where it's grounded to frame. Take off, clean good and reinstall.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. That’s where I’ll start in the morning
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Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Well that was the biggest nothing I have ever seen. Turned out to all be the battery. Even though it was on the tender and “charged” it didn’t even have enough juice to turn on the dash lights. Swapped batteries and she fired right up. It’s just odd that it started just fine 3 or 4 times within 30 min then suddenly it was completely dead.
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OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
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Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
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Great that you got it running and was easy to fiquire out. Now do out and enjoy your ride.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 08:43 AM
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lead acid batteries are good for about 4 years if you get the standard one, 5 years if you pay twice as much for the "better" one.

thats just the way it is.
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