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Bike trouble starting after ride

Ok here is the deal my bike sometimes has a hard time starting. I will crank it until battery dead. I just got it back from the mechanic and he said he didn't know that it could b ewires somewhere. Anyway thought it was the stator wire so we fixed it, nothing, then thouht it was the plugs and we replaced those nothing, then thought the carbs needed cleaned but looked good, and it also has a new rectifier, i dunno what to do now. oh and it has new battery is it possible the batery is bad cause it seems like when i put the batt on the charger and it gets fully loaded it starts up. But the battery is getting charged by the bike when on .But after i go on a long ride and stop it won' start rightback up. It like it has to cool down first
So could it be,
1. Starter module if so where is it located and look like
2. Bad battery
3.Or what else
PLEASE HELP I AM GOING KRAZY
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Stick to the basics.... you need 3 things to start a bike, as long as the motor is good and has compression that is...

Air
Fuel
Spark

You almost always always have air. Pull a plug and check spark on the head. Just hold onto it by the spark plug wire... you won't get shocked. If you got that... I would say if the carbs.

Take them off, get them inspected, cleaned, and sync'ed.

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Take the battery to any shop and let them test it. A bad batter can be a bare to start after it gets hot. I'm not saying that's the problem but I agree it needs to be checked.

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First,don't crank it so long,only for a few seconds at a time 8-10,then let sit and only a few times,if no fire...it aint gonna happen,you'll fry your starter! Get it to the point when it wont start then pull a plug check for your basics like GM said!
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If you're concerned it might be the battery use some jumper cables to your car...that will eliminate that!!




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If you're concerned it might be the battery use some jumper cables to your car...that will eliminate that!!
True!but could be a pain when on the road and it happens.

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NO...but in the garage during this trouble shooting... if he gets it started on the car power and can't on its own power... then the batt might be done!




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NO...but in the garage during this trouble shooting... if he gets it started on the car power and can't on its own power... then the batt might be done!
the shop probably had it on a jumper so not to have to worry about that.

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oh and it has new battery is it possible the batery is bad cause it seems like when i put the batt on the charger and it gets fully loaded it starts up. But the battery is getting charged by the bike when on .But after i go on a long ride and stop it won' start rightback up. It like it has to cool down first
So could it be,
1. Starter module if so where is it located and look like
2. Bad battery
3.Or what else
PLEASE HELP I AM GOING KRAZY

Need a little info. Make, model yr and mileage. Any mods?

Still sounds like a charging issue...."it seems like when i put the batt on the charger and it gets fully loaded it starts up. But the battery is getting charged by the bike when on ".... not if you are having rectifier/voltage regulator probs. Go buy a $4.99 multimeter and check to voltage with the bike running. Depending on the model, you should have somewhere between 13 and 14.5 volts at about 30% rpms....if you are only getting 11-12 volts, you may have a rectifier prob, or corrosion/loose connection of the barrel connectors. The fact that it starts with a fully charged battery but not with one that's been run for a while indicates poor charging. You have enough juice to crank, but not enough to fire. You may have some corrosion in the ignition system wiring also, causing weak spark to the motor.
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Depending on the model, you should have somewhere between 13 and 14.5 volts at about 30% rpms....
The important part.

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That's one great thing about the BD... it comes with a AGM battery and the charging system charges even at idle!




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