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Help: New Lithium Battery Not Cranking?

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Hey guys, 

 

I purchased a new WPS lithium battery to replace my weakening lead-acid battery.

 

After hooking it up, the lights & speedo turn on with the key in the on position, but when i press the start button I get nothing... no cranking at all.

 

I charged the battery on my battery tender fully before the install.

 

Any ideas on the reason for this?

 

Note: I reused the terminal nuts and bolts from my old battery since the bolts that came with the new battery were a bit too think to fit through one of the pair of leads that hook to the battery.

 

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Its not the kill switch...

 

The headlight and speedo DO light up... jest no cranking.

 

I hooked up my old battery and its doing the same thing

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Do you hear a click on the right side of the bike above the exhaust? If not, your starter solenoid is not activating. Take off the rear right panel and put touch a screwdriver across it to see if it cranks that way. It is a small box with two fat wires going to it. Touch the screwdriver to the big screws holding the wires, but only for a second.

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Its not the kill switch...

 

The headlight and speedo DO light up... jest no cranking.

 

I hooked up my old battery and its doing the same thing

+ 1 Sounds like a fuse.

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Ugh.. Solved

 

Turns out this bike needs to have the clutch pulled in AND be in neutral to start.

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That's why both are disabled on my bike!

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Ugh.. Solved

 

Turns out this bike needs to have the clutch pulled in AND be in neutral to start.

And it was not like that before you replaced the battery??? :facepalm:

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Ugh.. Solved

 

Turns out this bike needs to have the clutch pulled in AND be in neutral to start.

 

:facepalm: OMG................................ :bonk:

 

Come on mate....try a little thinking before you post a fix it thread..... :thinking:

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