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Title: Bike died
Post by: Mpsawyer82 on November 07, 2020, 12:35:45 PM
Any help greatly appreciated.  So I just bought a 2009 citycom.300i had 1 mile.  Just crossed the 1000 mile mark.  I was riding yesterday and got off the interstate, i pulled into a turn lane and was double checking directions on my phone and the bike just died on me.  So I started looking at everything, I had the cover to the battery off, and I noticed the kill switch the batter had been switched over.  I think one of the tools I had underneath thr sweat did that while driving.  I corrected that, and I tried everything after to start the bike and it won't even try to turn over.  I have replaced the battery and, I checked all.the.fuses.nothing blown...but it will.not even attempt to turn iver.  I have headlights brake lights.and horn.  Can.someone please help .me
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Tromper on November 08, 2020, 06:34:36 PM
I guess I'd start by doing a load test on the battery.
Had a battery go "pop" a while back on one of my HD200s.  It showed exactly the same symptom.
Tested & sho 'nuff dang thing died under load, but had enough to run lights.
Got a new battery and GTG.

Any help greatly appreciated.  So I just bought a 2009 citycom.300i had 1 mile.  Just crossed the 1000 mile mark.  I was riding yesterday and got off the interstate, i pulled into a turn lane and was double checking directions on my phone and the bike just died on me.  So I started looking at everything, I had the cover to the battery off, and I noticed the kill switch the batter had been switched over.  I think one of the tools I had underneath thr sweat did that while driving.  I corrected that, and I tried everything after to start the bike and it won't even try to turn over.  I have replaced the battery and, I checked all.the.fuses.nothing blown...but it will.not even attempt to turn iver.  I have headlights brake lights.and horn.  Can.someone please help .me
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Mpsawyer82 on November 10, 2020, 02:39:37 PM
I should have said I put a new battery in and tried and still wouldn't start.  Checked all the.fuses.  its crazy
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Sylar on November 13, 2020, 01:03:24 PM
I would start with basics, only two things needed Spark and fuel. If you take spark plug out is it wet ? if so, fuel is getting through. Take spark plug out, keep plug lead on, Lay spark plug against metal part of engine ,tun ignition on and see if there is a spark. At least with this method you will know whether it is electrical or fuel that is the problem.
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Thoppa on November 13, 2020, 05:51:41 PM
How do you know the underseat security switch actually works? I would test this and the other "kill" switches such as those on the sidestand and right hand switchgear.
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Syd on November 15, 2020, 12:15:59 AM
Kill switch on the handlebar?
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Thoppa on November 15, 2020, 07:05:07 AM
I think it is usually called an engine stop - is it rhs or lhs on the sym? but it also is effectively an engine won't start too right? Plus, the engine won't start unless a brake light switch works so if they both go at once.,,,
Title: Re: Bike died
Post by: Syd on November 16, 2020, 09:04:45 PM
Wherever the kill switch is, it's red and obvious. Move the switch and try to start the scoot. If needed  corrosion on the switch.toggling the switch back and forth can clear up some