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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    He's on the wrong site for that.

    Battery for sure.
    It is signalling towards the battery cause the rego is on hold and the owner was not using it so the bike was just sitting there. Got him to give me a new warrant this morning before he sold it.


    Is it possible I fucked it up even more by starting to start it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    It is signalling towards the battery cause the rego is on hold and the owner was not using it so the bike was just sitting there. Got him to give me a new warrant this morning before he sold it.


    Is it possible I fucked it up even more by starting to start it?
    Nah. If the battery is dead it won't make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    West Auckland.



    Guess im going to have to wait until after the holidays give the seller a call and if he fogs me off, hit up a few garages.


    Neutral light also goes a bit dim when pressing the starter
    What part of West Auckland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    What part of West Auckland?
    New Lynn area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    New Lynn area
    If you can get the battery out and drop it to me in Glen Eden I can charge it for you for a day or so.

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    Why don't you try bump starting it? If it fires up, then you know it IS the battery.... or a flat battery as a result of a poor charging system.

    Bump starting is really easy to try. You shouldn't be afraid of it, plus once you learn how to do it, you will end up using it on more than one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    If you can get the battery out and drop it to me in Glen Eden I can charge it for you for a day or so.
    Will definitely get back to you on that ones, cheers mate!

    Gonna try find a volt meter and see what the battery is at
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    Will definitely get back to you on that ones, cheers mate!

    Gonna try find a volt meter and see what the battery is at
    hi and a bit of a shame as it's xmas eve... however...

    as suggested it could be the battery especially as the bike has been standing. Even if you jump start or charge, if the battery is the original chinese one, it's quite possibly buggered after that time period.
    other possibilities are , starter motor is stuck 'putting it in 2nd gear and rocking it back and forwards a few times may release that if it is stuck.
    there is also the possibility of the 'solenoid' if it's equipt with one..
    other option as suggested is the bushes or maybe the contact brushes on the starter are 'corroded/dirty with lack of use....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metastable View Post
    Bump starting is really easy to try. You shouldn't be afraid of it, plus once you learn how to do it, you will end up using it on more than one occasion.
    You just have to make sure that when you throw your leg over the bike, that it actually clears the seat so you're not left with a leg stuck on the seat and the rest of you hopping alongside a moving bike which is moving faster than you can hop which leads to an inevitable lie down in the dirt. Don't ask me how I know this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azizthetics View Post
    Gonna try find a volt meter and see what the battery is at
    You need to check the voltage when the battery is under load - that is when you press the starter. You will probably find it quite a bit less than what you get straight across the terminals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayWolf View Post
    hi and a bit of a shame as it's xmas eve... however...

    as suggested it could be the battery especially as the bike has been standing. Even if you jump start or charge, if the battery is the original chinese one, it's quite possibly buggered after that time period.
    other possibilities are , starter motor is stuck 'putting it in 2nd gear and rocking it back and forwards a few times may release that if it is stuck.
    there is also the possibility of the 'solenoid' if it's equipt with one..
    other option as suggested is the bushes or maybe the contact brushes on the starter are 'corroded/dirty with lack of use....
    That was my thoughts also. But depending on the shape I may have one I can lend for a couple of days if it didnt charge up.

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    Thanks guys, will update the thread either tomorrow or boxing day!
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    Gave it a break for an hour or two since it was just ticking and making a noise.

    Went and tried it again and it decided to crank over, it just wouldn't "start" which is progress.

    You can also smell the fuel as it tries to crank over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    You just have to make sure that when you throw your leg over the bike, that it actually clears the seat so you're not left with a leg stuck on the seat and the rest of you hopping alongside a moving bike which is moving faster than you can hop which leads to an inevitable lie down in the dirt. Don't ask me how I know this...
    Advantage being a 250/lighter bike, can push start from the saddle piece of piss

    Just crash start it already so you can get some riding in over Christmas man. Double check your battery leads are tight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazz View Post
    Advantage being a 250/lighter bike, can push start from the saddle piece of piss
    It was actually Mrs Oakie's 250 Eliminator I got my leg stuck on. Just took it too cheap I think.
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