hello all, my name is Ernie. I have a 2008 VStar 1100 Classic i bought brand new in 2010. only 4 miles on it!
i have almost 9200 miles. Other than letting the battery go low i have never had a problem, let me describe my issue
My battery completely died last week. Wouldn't take a charge from either my battery tender or my large quick change unit.
Ok not bad for a 7-9 year old battery as i never replaced it only recharged it whenever it needed. Fast forward i get a new battery and install it with the permanent leads from the tender, never had these on before, and she started and ran great last night, even went for a couple mile quickie ride.
this morning went out and it was in the 60's (sorry to the northerners, i live in South Florida) so i figured she wouldn't want to start right away, pulled the "choke" a bit and hit the button, she was wanting to start but didn't.
I pushed the start butting again and this time it would stop starting! I pushed the kill switch and it kept trying to start!
Then it stopped, and like an a** I tried again, the same thing happened, chug chug chug, almost wanting to start, but then starting just kept winding, this time it wouldnt stop! i hit the kill switch, kept going, turned the key to off, kept going, removed the key, kept going - finally frantic anf freaking out about burning something up i grabbed my tools and removed the battery!
tried to put the terminals back on and still she went to start! so i left everything undone and defeated i drove to work.
any ideas what this might be?
sorry for the long post and i will updated with pictures later
thanks in advance