the solenoid on my 1985 Vulcan 700 just clicks when I try to start it. I replaced it and same thing. When I try to bypass it nothing at all happens and none of the lights or gauges will turn on. What should I do next?
Hmmm, although analog meters are good for many things, your meter does not have a voltage range that is suitable for what we want to do. If you want to purchase a digital meter, the same Home Depot, Harbor Freight, auto parts stores and many others carry them and $25 (or under) will buy everything that one needs.
If you want to do that, post back with any questions you may have about the meter purchase....make and model # of one to consider, etc.
I wasn't able to make it to g a meter this weekend. But just for the heck of it I tried using jumper cables connected to another bike to try and start it. There was no clicking and the bike tried to turn over. So now I'm thinking that the connections that touch the battery may be dirty and I probably need fresh gas since it hasn't run in over 9 months.
I'm gong to give this a try some time this week.
I cleaned my battery connections and the solenoid still just clicks when I try to charge with a fully charged battery, but the solenoid does not click and the engine will turnover when I use jumper cables connected to another battery, what could be wrong?
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