sfair, i just purchased an 06 900 and while iwas there at the buyers they jump started the bike and it ran until they disconnected the charger cords. i have replaced the battery with an agm battery that i trickle charged and tested it to good voltage and installed it. I have all the proper lights turning on and fuel pump primes when i turn the key however, when i hit the start button it just cycles the fuel pump. It doesnt even make an attempt to start. it does have a power commander on the bike i know those can go bad sometimes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi I am not sure if all my replies get to you I might be posting to me.
I did ask if the ac voltage indicates anything they were very low.
Also I sent a big thank you to you.
Also do I need to change gasket if I replace stater or is liquid gasket ok?
Sfair, it burns me up to see you with over 7500 posts trying to help us with our bike problems and read a respondent's repeatedly incomplete, unresponsive and inconsiderate answers. Yet you keep on trying to get through to us numbskulls. Sometimes I don't know how you keep your cool.
Hey Sfair. You seem to be a wealth of knowledge around here. I just bought an 01 Vulcan 1500 classic from a friends dad 59k miles. He told me the starter and relay were bad. When I hit the start button it just clicked. He stated that its a new battery, when I hooked my charger up to it it read 97%. I have since replaced both starter and the relay. I still only get a click when I hit the start button and there is some smoke coming off the relay. After replacing the relay and starter it clicked loudly, after a few tries the click died to almost nothing. Charger now shows battery at 27%. Could it be the battery? I am pretty handy but my knowledge is lacking. I plan to try and jump the bike with my atv battery when I get home from work. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi sfair - I got my multi-meter and did the first couple tests. Here is what I got.
Battery charging test (DC volts across the battery):
- Off: 13.25v
- Warm Idle: 12.5v
- High RPM: 14.44v
Test 1 (AC volts on white regulator wires)
A to B: 4.65v @ idle, 5.37v @ rpm
B to C: 13.0v @ idle, 8v @rpm
A to C: 16.0v @ idle, 11v @ rpm
*According to the thead these are real low numbers. Does this tell you something?
Test 2: Short to ground.
- All resistance shows infinite.
Test 3: Regulator Rectifier test/
- All combinations show infinite. Why do you need to take the rectifier off the bike? I left mine on with the wire connector off. When I test all the pin connections on the rectifier, I get infinite an all. Yes the multi-meter records 0 when probes are touched.
*According to your thread, this is not right. Not sure I'm doing this correctly.
Did I do it right?
Does this mean anything conclusive?
Hi sfair, thanks again for the messages. I'm sure you're right about the wrong hose being plugged. I only unplugged two hoses, and no doubt one of them was the crankcase vent. One of the hoses was below the front cylinder, and one was on the back of the rear cylinder. I'm guess the one in front is the crankcase vent, but I don't know.