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  1. Starter? 2005 VTX1800R

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    When I hit the start button it will do one of the following. Start immediately with no problem. or Turn the engine over very slow to the point of my trip odometer resetting. (Battery can't supply enough voltage and lights go out) When this happens, I wait a couple of seconds and again it will...
  2. VTX1800C Electrical problem - won't start

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Long time member but first time post. Usually somebody has already posted and answered my question. I put the battery back in my VTX1800C after having it on the battery tender off and on over the winter. Turn the key and lights come on, horn works, etc. But as soon as I push the starter button...
  3. Simple Starter Fix?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Over the past year, I've noticed it takes longer for the bike to turn over when holding the start button. Sometimes, it will fire, delay, then finally fire and turn over. During the delay, you can hear the engine trying to turn over until it finally does so. Is this just simple starter...
  4. 2004 VTX1300R won't start

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Driving home today and shut off bike. Went to restart and starter turned over but then failed. Now when i turn on key digital display is off and neutral light is dim. If i push in starter switch half way display comes on and neutral light gets brighter. Display then shuts off. As i push in all...
  5. Hard to start

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Ok got my 04 neo retro several months ago. Fixed the ground issues and bike is stock. I have had issues now and then with starting issues. I turn the key on everything powers up FI light comes on and goes off. But when I hit the switch (sometimes) it acts like the battery is dead. It does it at...
  6. 1800 Still will not start right

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    2002 VTX 1800 R with 30 K.. SO, Originally I went to turn off the bike and it kept running...So I had to get it in gear and stall it.... Replaced the starter, the battery, the Starter Solenoid Relay...went to hit the starter button and it cranked.....YIPPEEE! However it did not fire up so I...
  7. I am an electrical hack

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    So I purchased a fairing recently. Woody's :bowdown: (Love it) I have wired the stereo and it works great. Here is the thing. The fairing has a power cord going back to the battery. I have one wire on pos+ one on neg- and a third going under the right side cover to the tail light so that the...
  8. Hard starting situation

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Hello, I've got a starting problem with my '02 1800R, I need some help diagnosing. I've searched the board for starting problems and haven't found my particular situation. It could be the starter switch, selonoid, stator, or something else. Here is what happens. Kill switch in "run" mode...
  9. How do you clean the starter button

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hey guys, doing some trouble shooting. Seems my starter button picks and chooses when it wants to work. I"ll press it and nothing, then press it again and it starts. I'm thinking I might need to clean and prep the starter button, like maybe its not getting a good connection. Can anyone tell...
  10. Starting problem

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    Hey guys, Lately, when hitting my ignition on my 1300 it putts a couple times then starts but feels like the starter is having problems. I just reciently put a new battery in it so figure I may have done something wrong. Just seems to struggle to get going, but then does fine. Figure if i...
  11. Starter question - spring loaded shunt?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    So sometimes the bike would start and sometimes it would do nothing when pushing the starter. Felt like contact just wasn't being made. Did the research on this forum and followed all the directions to take the starter apart and clean the connections (a little dirty but not bad). Here's the...
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