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I was riding fine. Stopped. Get back on to go again but the DANG thing won't turn over. I checked the fuses, battery is fully charged, I checked the 9 pin harness in headlight housing and it shows hot. I checked the solenoid and it seems fine and now I'm lost. ANY SUGGESTIONS???

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With the key on, does the headlight go out when you hit the starter button. They have been known to "melt' a little but are an e-z fix. Is it in neutral?
 

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15 years and people still do not know about the starter switch needing cleaned.. every 2 years.

http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/starter.html

follow the link.. 1/2 page down...
I know of this problem in 2004.. one year before I bought a new VTX.... just like flange bearing going bad..

ALSO.. use a wrench on the battery bolts. never a screwdriver.... as the VTX will loosen them and kill a battery.
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15 years and people still do not know about the starter switch needing cleaned.. every 2 years.

http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/starter.html

follow the link.. 1/2 page down...
I know of this problem in 2004.. one year before I bought a new VTX.... just like flange bearing going bad..

ALSO.. use a wrench on the battery bolts. never a screwdriver.... as the VTX will loosen them and kill a battery.
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What's a flange bearing?:shrug::icon_mrgr
 

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What's a flange bearing?:shrug::icon_mrgr
The bearing inside the drive splines on wheel.
Supposedly was machined wrong or something some go bad.
 

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Actually, I know what a flange bearing is. The emoji's were meant to denote sarcasm but it was an obvious fail.
 

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How did you check the battery, for 12 Volts? It can show correct volts, but have a weak cell or 2 and not have enough KICK, or amps, to turn it over. Take the fully charged battery to somewhere like Napa, Advanced Auto, Auto Zone, or ?? and have it 100 AMP load tested.
 
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How did you check the battery, for 12 Volts? It can show correct volts, but have a weak cell or 2 and not have enough KICK, or amps, to turn it over. Take the fully charged battery to somewhere like Napa, Advanced Auto, Auto Zone, or ?? and have it 100 AMP load tested.
What he said. Had that problem before and it's no fun.

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I'm still at a loss. I've done the starter switch clean. I've changed the spark plugs. New battery. I've checked the selanoid and starter but I cannot figure this out. Could it be fuel? It sounds very strong trying to start but its almost like the fuel is not flowing. I smell fuel with the plugs out but it won't start. Any suggestions? This is very frustrating. Please help.

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Have you checked for spark on the plugs? Have you checked the spark plug wires?
 

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:glee:Glad to hear it. Sometimes it's the simple things. Now.......time to ride it!:choppersm
 
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