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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings, everyone. I got licensed in 2012 and bought a 2003 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic. I'm having a great time with this bike, but I think I will be upgrading to a bigger engine sometime soon.

However, I do have a problem with my bike not starting. I have read several posts but was unable to find a solution from the several similar posts I read. My bike failed to turn the engine and I decided to buy a new battery. This worked for a few days and it went back to the same. I had the new battery tested by the seller and it came back with not issues. The bike, however, still fails to turn the engine. When I turn the key I do hear the humming sound, the kick stand is up, the bike is in neutral (green light on), and kill switch is on. When I attempt to start I hear clicking sound and a faint attempt to turn the engine like when the battery is dead. Can you help or point me to a post with a possible solution?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 10:50 AM
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Sounds like your battery isn't being charged by your alternator/generator. Recharge the battery again, fire up the bike and while it's running put a volt meter across the + and - battery terminals. You should see a little over 14V on your meter if the system is charging your battery.



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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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I had the battery charging for a week and it failed to start the bike.
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So the new battery worked for a few days and now it won't work. It isn't getting charged, for whatever reason. Can you jump start it from your car's battery?



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Re: New Rider from Alabama

Yes it can be done. I have done it several times. But Yamaha does not recommend it. They told me they prefer you do jump from a power starter or a charger jump start.

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Maybe I should have rephrased my question, are you able to try and jump start it from your car's battery?



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Maybe I should have rephrased my question, are you able to try and jump start it from your car's battery?
Strat just picking on you

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No problem annoyanator.

Keep it comming, I love it.



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I could try to jump start it. That will have to wait until I return home Friday night.
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Okay, got a volt meter?



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