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post #1 of 11 Old 05-11-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: I am officially a knucklehead. The bike was in gear and wouldnt start even though I had the clutch pulled in. My vrod doesnt care but I forgot that the WEE has the safety feature kill switch with the kickstand down. DUH!


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I went out to the garage this morning and went to start the bike. There was a lot of noise so I didnt hear the fuel pump kick on when I flipped the switch. I went to start her and the headlights went dim and the bike didnt turn over. I thought it might have been the battery so I put a trickle charger on it. When I got home from work the charger was green and I went to start the bike. When I flipped the red switch, no fuel pump whine. Tried it again no dice. I removed the fuel pump relay just to check the connections and the connections looked ok. Still no dice. Any ideas? Is there a fuse maybe?

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-11-2012, 08:37 PM
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Did you check the battery cable connections to the battery?

That is a really good place to start your search.

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Sure did. I had to put the SAE cable on the battery to attach the trickle charger.....
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-11-2012, 08:49 PM
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Join the club...damn safety stuff...even if it might save us from ourselves once and a while.

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Owners manual....a wonderful beautiful thing................ to READ.:mrgreen:

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Owners manual....a wonderful beautiful thing................ to READ.:mrgreen:
Didn't save me. I read it and forgot that part (no I really did)..... LOL!
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Ha ha! Doesn't the CHEC dealie come on for Knuckle heads?

No one has had a real problem yet that I can figure.

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post #10 of 11 Old 05-13-2012, 07:03 AM
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That sounds like something I would do. At least you were 'big' enough to follow up with an explanation.


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