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post #1 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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HELP!! my '08 won't start!!!

Need some diagnostic help. Returned home from a weeklong trip on the Blue Ridge PWKY. Great trip, no problems with the bike at all, nada, zip...

Couple days later I went out to start it, hit the starter button and all I get is a buzzzzz sound from the area of the starter. Battery is good, lights, horn etc. Starter doesnt even attempt to turn over. Just the buzzing sound.

Any ideas? I'd sure like to get it fixed by the weekend.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 06:38 PM
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Probably the battery. Just because an accessory will work doesn't mean you've got enough amps to turn the starter. Hopefully, it might just be a bad connection.

An OReillys or Autozone, etc will generally test your batt for free.

If you have a Harbor Freight near, they sell a useable tester for under $20. Mine has paid for itself many times over.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-21-2009, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I'll check that out.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-21-2009, 05:04 PM
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When you pull the battery out, check to see if there's any water in it.. KLR's can run batteries dry..

Just fill it with water, toss it on the charger for a couple hours, and it'll be fine..

I know it sounds weird, but it's not the first time this has happened..
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Yep, that was it! Thanks for the help.
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