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Old 08-02-2014, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Versys will not start ??????

Bike makes loud clicking noise and dash board lights flicker ? Replaced battery and still will not start ?

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:16 AM
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check wiring and main relays...
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Maybe try "bump-starting" it. IF it starts, it might mean your starter is "toast".

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Is the new battery properly charged and well connected? I don't think so.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:41 PM
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I know when I had that same clicking on my nightster, it was the battery.
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It is the batter, either not charged or not properly connected.
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I am going to go out a limb, the starter uses frame ground, your instruments are acting up while trying to start, check the frame ground for tthe battery, which is under the fuel tank . Look at 17-16 of the manual, second drawing item 4, negative ground cable. I suspect it is loose, it is bolted not sure to what, starter uses the engine casting for the negative connection (providing your battery is fully charged), this is the most likely problem.

A quick way to prove it would be to take a booster cable, connect to your negative terminal and also to the rear frame ground by the ECU.Try starting it if this works you may need to remove the gas tank to get at the connection.

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Good call, onewizard... Also make sure your new battery's top of posts are free of any oxydation or stuff, same for underneath your battery connectors, then make sure they are tight.
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Well I took my own advice, this is my 5th season for my bike, soooooo
I finally found the negative cable ground, I am going to say it is moderately easy to get at with the right tools.

Looking at the clutch side ( right side), in fact look directly at the clutch lever, look past and you will see the starter, look 3 inches left of the starter and you will see about a 8 gauge black cable bolted to the casting.

Best to remove the trim directly above the clutch, ( one allen head cap screw to remove), you will also need a 10mm long arm or professional box / open end wrench, pair of needle nose pliers. I was surprised to find the casting mating surface was white where the lug was attached, I don't know of any oxide inhibitor that leaves this , so I assume it was oxidized, I scotch brited the surface and put my copper coat inhibitor on it, reattached the negative ground cable and tightened.

If you do alot of riding in the rain or have the bike stored outside, I would look at this connection.

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Based on post history, I'm guessing that the reply may be misdirected anxiety related to not being able to post (a new thread?).

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I had this same problem a couple months ago. I bought a battery tender (pretty inexpensive) and made sure the new battery was fully charged, then I added WD40 to the battery connections (after cleaning them). It's been working ever since.
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Yeah it's predictable your lard azz, no versys owning food cort eating brag about martial arts superblackbelt ride with hd boy cake recipe excuse of a man would chime in now.what do you weigh now 400 lbs.? Are you going to cut my eyes with a tiny knife why didn't you help with all my questions azzhole? Now you want to be all sarcastic and answer now? Like I said....PREDICTABLE
Well if you want help, click on Versys forum, as a example click general discussion, directly above you will see a little box with the word "new' in white and "thread" in green, click on that and have fun, ----------you can also click on edit of any of your posts and delete what you may think is inappropriate.
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Yeah it's predictable your lard azz, no versys owning food cort eating brag about martial arts superblackbelt ride with hd boy cake recipe excuse of a man would chime in now.what do you weigh now 400 lbs.? Are you going to cut my eyes with a tiny knife why didn't you help with all my questions azzhole? Now you want to be all sarcastic and answer now? Like I said....PREDICTABLE


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Really gordo? Just because you have to do drugs to look at your girlfriend don't mean anybody else takes them. That's your comeback badazz? Everything I've said is quoted from your useless post,now you make shyt up? PRIDICTABLE FATBOY BULLSHYT.WHAT CAN YOU FIND TO FIT THAT GODDDDDDAMNNN HEAD OF YOURS FOR A HELMENT You still haven't answerd anything I said Predictable of fat asz mommy boy spoilled homosexual
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Who the hell was the nut job? Cmoreride? I guess you got him good, weljoe2001... He still holds a grudge, it seems.

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