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post #1 of 3 Old 05-04-2018, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Starting issue.

Hello All,
Working on my first KLR, a 1998 model. It was riding fine on Saturday, and now it won't start. The starter sounds like it's spinning, but the engine isn't turning over. I have verified that the shaft of the starter isn't spinning. Could this just be a case of a bad battery, or is there something I'm missing here in the system? I have tested the starter connected to a car battery, and it does turn. The bike will also run fine when push started.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-06-2018, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Turned out to only be the battery. Beat my head against the wall for nothing.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-07-2018, 03:54 PM
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glad you got her sorted; the battery is usually the problem.

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