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    Just bought 1100 STX

    I want to ask I just bought a 97 1100 STX and when I looked at it at the seller's house he started it right up with no problem. but when I took it out to the lake this morning I could not get it to start. It had power But, just heard a clicking when trying to start it. Any ideas? Would like to get it fixed ASAP because my two boys really want to go riding on it. Thanks for any help!!


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    I checked the driveshaft and it spins freely.

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    Welcome aboard, Mhardwick!

    Please don't ask the same question all over the place, just give us a chance to answer. On the weekend, many people are out riding, so be patient.

    As mentioned in your other thread, you probably have a weak battery or loose/dirty connection. Clean and tighten the connections on BOTH ends of the battery cables.

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    Thanks! One of the terminals had a bad connection. Fixing to get a new terminal & check that. I understand about people being out. I just wanted to get it running. Sat out at boat ramp trying to get it to start. My kids were very upset about going home.

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    I had the battery tested and they said it was bad so I bought a new one. I still will not crank. I have checked all terminals and they are clean and good connection. I bypasses the sylenoid to see if it was the problem but still will not crank. Any clues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhardwick76 View Post
    My kids were very upset about going home.
    Good life lesson for them! You can't always get what you want.

    If you jump directly to the starter and it won't crank, the starter is bad.

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    Thanks for your help. I had a kawasaki mechanic over tonight who helped me and we pulled the starter which was bad and I ordered a new one. Glad it happened before we were out at the lake and got stranded because it wouldn't start.

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