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Hey guys my bike won't start & I need some troubleshooting tips.

It's a brand new 2015 Street 750, I've had it for a month. I was out riding today, when I got home and pulled the bike up the driveway the engine stalled. Possibly my fault I might have let the clutch out too quick. Well when I went to hit the start button I got nothing. The bike won't turn over.

I was thinking that maybe I flooded the engine because the driveway is on an incline and I may have had the throttle open slightly when I when to re-start it. But I'm not sure if that's the problem.

Well anyways after messing with the bike all afternoon I can't get it to re-start. I checked the fuses and they look okay. I pulled one of the spark plugs and it seemed to be okay. I'm no mechanic but it looked okay, just a little white.

I have a Vance & Hines Fuel pack so I checked the trouble codes on there and no codes are showing up.

The bike has gas, it is in Neutral, I put the run switch on and turn the ignition on. The lights and horn work so it's not the battery, you can hear the fuel injectors priming, I hit the start button and just get some clicking but the motor doesn't fire.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a loss and it's a brand new bike so shouldn't be having any problems. I went for a 5 mile ride with no issues until it died in the driveway and wouldn't re-start.
 

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Five will get you ten it's a loose wire somewhere probably on the starting circuit or it could even be a bad switch. I'd just call the shop and let them pick up the motorcycle and fix it. It's not a biggie problem and unlikely to re-occur once fixed.
 

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Hey guys my bike won't start & I need some troubleshooting tips.

It's a brand new 2015 Street 750, I've had it for a month. I was out riding today, when I got home and pulled the bike up the driveway the engine stalled. Possibly my fault I might have let the clutch out too quick. Well when I went to hit the start button I got nothing. The bike won't turn over.

I was thinking that maybe I flooded the engine because the driveway is on an incline and I may have had the throttle open slightly when I when to re-start it. But I'm not sure if that's the problem.

Well anyways after messing with the bike all afternoon I can't get it to re-start. I checked the fuses and they look okay. I pulled one of the spark plugs and it seemed to be okay. I'm no mechanic but it looked okay, just a little white.

I have a Vance & Hines Fuel pack so I checked the trouble codes on there and no codes are showing up.

The bike has gas, it is in Neutral, I put the run switch on and turn the ignition on. The lights and horn work so it's not the battery, you can hear the fuel injectors priming, I hit the start button and just get some clicking but the motor doesn't fire.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm at a loss and it's a brand new bike so shouldn't be having any problems. I went for a 5 mile ride with no issues until it died in the driveway and wouldn't re-start.
Were you able to get this figured out? I have an issue where mine would randomly stall when at a light or in neutral. I took it into the dealer, and after test riding, it won't even start for them. They've replaced the fuel (thinking it was bad) and the fuel injectors. The computer is coming back with no errors, so they're at a loss right now. I've got a total of 206 miles on my 750. Really hoping they can figure it out soon.
 

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Just got it figured out a few minutes ago but not really.

I went and bought a battery charger and had it charging all day and over night. I just went out to the garage to try and start it again and it fired right up. So I'm at a loss for what happened.

I was running a GPS during my ride, so I'm wondering if that killed the battery. Have any of you guys ever heard of that happening?

Kroggy just posted another thread with this same issue his bike won't start either. Let us know what the dealer says cobalt. I'm wondering if I need to bring mine in for service now.
 

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Just got it figured out a few minutes ago but not really.

I went and bought a battery charger and had it charging all day and over night. I just went out to the garage to try and start it again and it fired right up. So I'm at a loss for what happened.

I was running a GPS during my ride, so I'm wondering if that killed the battery. Have any of you guys ever heard of that happening?

Kroggy just posted another thread with this same issue his bike won't start either. Let us know what the dealer says cobalt. I'm wondering if I need to bring mine in for service now.
I had this issue once, it was the fuse on the pigtail to my battery had blown due to a power outage at my house, I now have my battery tender plugged into a APC that have 2 hours of power if my power goes out.
 

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I had this issue once, it was the fuse on the pigtail to my battery had blown due to a power outage at my house, I now have my battery tender plugged into a APC that have 2 hours of power if my power goes out.
Interesting because I'd never thought of using an APC but then again I don't have a fuse on my pigtail to blow and I've never heard of a motorcycle battery being damaged by a power surge through a trickle charger.
 

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Interesting because I'd never thought of using an APC but then again I don't have a fuse on my pigtail to blow and I've never heard of a motorcycle battery being damaged by a power surge through a trickle charger.
My battery was not damage, the fuse on the pigtail blew which is what I am told is the purpose of it to prevent damage, either way, it works for me to have it on the APC for my peace of mind.
 

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My battery was not damage, the fuse on the pigtail blew which is what I am told is the purpose of it to prevent damage, either way, it works for me to have it on the APC for my peace of mind.
Buying peace of mind can be worth the investment but it is also interesting that an APC is also a battery that isn't damaged by the power surge after an electrical outage. I'm not an electrical engineer or an expert on this issue but if one battery isn't harmed then why would another battery be harmed? There might be a reason but I'm not aware of it. Perhaps I'll contact one of my electrical engineer buddies and see what they have to say.
 

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Buying peace of mind can be worth the investment but it is also interesting that an APC is also a battery that isn't damaged by the power surge after an electrical outage. I'm not an electrical engineer or an expert on this issue but if one battery isn't harmed then why would another battery be harmed? There might be a reason but I'm not aware of it. Perhaps I'll contact one of my electrical engineer buddies and see what they have to say.
Even I am not an engineer, but it is hard to understand damage to the battery due to a surge in the voltage. The voltage going into the battery is only 12volts and any surge that may take place from the powerlines will be restricted to the transformer of the charger and its circuits. The charger will blow and even if a momentary surge beyond 12 volts generated as a result of such surge does take place, it will still be insignificant enough to damage the battery. In the U.S. you have 110 volts whereas ion India we work on 220 - 240 volts. If a surge does take place we are at a greater danger of experiencing such incidents. I have suffered one such incident, when my UPS was totally fried by a lightning strike on an electricity pole. The batteries of the UPS were not damaged and also my computer was undamaged.
As I said, I am not an engineer and I am basing my knowledge on experience and basic application of logic. Can some one with greater knowledge throw more light on this subject?
 

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He said the fuse blew not the battery so whenever you have a surge in electrical current you can blow a fuse the surge protector should aleaviate that
 

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I had this issue once, it was the fuse on the pigtail to my battery had blown due to a power outage at my house, I now have my battery tender plugged into a APC that have 2 hours of power if my power goes out.
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I had this issue once, it was the fuse on the pigtail to my battery had blown due to a power outage at my house, I now have my battery tender plugged into a APC that have 2 hours of power if my power goes out.
Fuse on pig tail i thought they only had some next to the relays
 
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