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Need some help Bike will not start 2002 Bulldog

Discussion in 'Technical Bulletins and Recalls' started by Dirtcheap, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Dirtcheap

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    Installed new battery ! All I get is a click from the Electronic Box behind the battery .
    Bike ran fine last year
    Any Ideas ?
     
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    Yup, make sure the "new" battery is FULLY charged, and go over your connections again. You may have missed one...?
     
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    Checked them all more than twice ! Got a red light on cluster stays on. Neutral light is on beside it. Old battery was completely dead. Horn works all lights work. System check works in speedometer. Battery is fully charged !
    Click is coming from EHC behind the battery
     
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    Are you sure that's the EHC and not the starter relay module?
     
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    It says Electronic Harness Controller ( EHC ) on the top of the Box All wiring is plugged into it.
    There is a relay inside it that clickes
     
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    Check to see if you have power to the large wire going to you're starter selinoid. If you do then make sure you're ground connection wire is clean and tight on both the starter housing end and the battery end. Next check to see if you are getting voltage to the small wire going to the starter selinoid. This wire is usually green. The click you hear in the ehc is the relay that puts power to that green wire. When you try to start the engine what does the head light do?
     
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    Welcome from virginia. Like the avatar.
     
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    Everything checks out Power to large wire and power to small wire when switch is pressed. I sanded all grounds and contact points.
    Head light does not dim stays the same when start switch is pressed.

    Bad solenoid or just needs cleaned ?
     
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    IT MAY be that the regulator went bad and burned out the circuit breaker that is between the regulator and the positive side of the battery, or a fuse is bad (if you have one).....If you have a spare battery, jump the bike...jump it with other vehicle NOT running, or a spare battery...When jumping your bike, make SURE OTHER VEHICLE IS NOT STARTED OR RUNNING or you will fry your EHC.......if you still get clicks, it's electrical related.....
     
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    If it is not energizing it sounds like the selinoid might be bad. No clicking? Nothing at all? can you check for continuity with an ohm meter? small wire terminal to ground.
     
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    When you parked the bike last year, was it running or did you have an issue already then?
     
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    Bike was running !!!
    Battery was weak would not hold charge !
     
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    Check AMP draw on the starter...40-80 Amps is normal range....but it can read up to 400 if there is an issue......
     
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    I could be wrong, but I thought the purpose of the starter relay module was to bypass the lights sending power directly to the starter during start. Mine's been re-wired but I'm sure the headlight did not go on until after starting, which is what you needed on the pre-compression release engines (2002 and before).
     
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    I checked for continuity its good too !
    I will pull Starter and clean solenoid contacts.
    I have the original Bigdog starter I will also try it
     
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