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post #1 of 13 Old 09-08-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Won't start when warm, sometimes????

I have an 08 with 17300ish. Sometimes when i get to a destination shut the bike off, come back only a few minutes later the thing won't start. Won't even crank, only hear a slight click comming from under guages. I let it sit for an hour or so and she fires right up. Anyone have any ideas??

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Anyone have any ideas??
"Low" battery?

Next time this happens, JUMP your battery with a known "hot" battery, e.g., from an automobile.

See if it cranks then.

If so, "low" battery.
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I would think low battery if it cranked slow, and if all lights were dim. But when this happens all lights are normal brightness, just no crank. Usually when you hit start button lights dim just for a bit then come right back. When this happens lights don't even dim when start switch is pressed. No nothin, just a barely audible click from under cluster. I'm mechanically inclined yet electrically challenged.
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I have an 08 with 17300ish. Sometimes when i get to a destination shut the bike off, come back only a few minutes later the thing won't start. Won't even crank, only hear a slight click comming from under guages. I let it sit for an hour or so and she fires right up. Anyone have any ideas??

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The safety switches (info here) will lock out the starter. They can be intermitent and cause symptons similar to yours.

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Only when hot? Starter switch? 27010 in the parts fiche.

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The "clicking" may be from the starter circuit relay.

If your battery's at nominal voltage and the problem persists, checking all connections for tightness/cleanliness might not be a bad idea.
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I'm gonna check and make sure everything is secure, then check the start switch, and if those don't fix it then I will do the bypasses.

What part of KS are you in, Savage?
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I'm gonna check and make sure everything is secure, then check the start switch, and if those don't fix it then I will do the bypasses.
While I doubt you need any stinkin' "bypasses," next time you have this problem, first jiggle your clutch lever--the "starter bypass switch" (aka "clutch safety switch") may be honking you up, to some extent.
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Maybe this video will give you an idea where I'm at.


If that doesn't do it, I'll give you a hint, it's a sea of purple over here.

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