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Mad Dog

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    2006 Black Cherry RSV

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    Cumberland, United States


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    God, bikes, guns
  • Bike Year and Model
    2006 Royal Star Venture

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  1. Time for a rear on the RSV. What are you running that you are happy with? THANKS!
  2. This is really helpful and I appreciate your time. It seems to have been a bad solenoid, after all... brand new too. I love your test light instructions. Thank you so much.
  3. Well, cant thank you enough for your time and patience. I Took one look at how deep the started was buried, and bought another solenoid. Swapped that out and have started without issue about 50 times! Despite some frustration - or a lot of frustration - I learned a thing or two. So thanks for your time. I owe you (and everyone else who helped) lunch someday.
  4. I didnt get to it last night, and I have meeting tonight and tomorrow evenings ... so ... but, before I dig in, can you explain what you think is happening? I can't shake the thought that if I have a no start and jump out the solenoid from B to M .. it starts 100%. It seems to me that eliminates the downstream between the solenoid and the starter motor, no? I jump that solenoid and it starts... every time. Like you said at first, I wouldn't be the first guy to get a bad part, and when I look at what I need to do to get to that starter ... well, I just wanted to ask. Thanks as always. M
  5. OK, thanks. I'll have to finish digging down to the starter itself after work today. Standby! Thank you so much.
  6. Thats no joke. Thanks for your time, and here's what happened. I am definitely hearing and feeling the starter solenoid, as well as seeing it connect using the continuity meter. One thing is that I am no longer getting 12v from the battery, I am getting 11.8-.9 volts. Actually I am not 100% positive I was ever getting 12+ volts, since I've been checking, I am recalling it always in this range. I doubt that has much of anything to do with it at this point though, because sometimes it starts perfectly, like a brand new bike. What are your thoughts considering everything? This is stunn
  7. You guys have all been great, I appreciate it ... but I am beginning to think I am one step away from setting the bike on fire. So, here where I stand, maybe someone will see what I am missing. I bought a new starter relay and got it installed, but pretty much the same thing is happening. A good solid click, but starter not turning. I have the lower fairings off to try and get to the starter connections, but you probably know that not possible unless I commit to taking out the radiator etc. So I thought I'd start from the top again. Battery terminals are clean, and connections are tight.
  8. Hi again.... hopefully this bumps back up. So Things were no better and no worse, but life got in the way, and I'm just getting back to this. Bottom line is, with no clicks .. and then sometimes a click but no start, I got a replacement relay, and put that in. Now I pretty much have it clicking reliably, but then there's nothing else. So, I guess I'm looking for advice again... before I set it on fire. I guess the starter is next, correct? Why would it not turn over ... and then after a click or three or maybe 10 (seriously) it starts? Sorry ... I'm just easily frustrated I guess. T
  9. Thanks .. but no. Unfortunately I'm in Rhode Island.
  10. You are too kind, but it's just what I needed. Thanks for the quick reply, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon!
  11. Ok ..I'm replying so everyone know when I ask for help, just how much help I really need. Anyway.... yeah... did you know that ALL the power for everything goes through the starter relay first.... Once I put the relay back in everything works..... So, sorry about that last post. My fault. Guess I know now. Sorry guys...
  12. Sorry guys, it's me again .... the forum problem child! Anyway, while working on my clicky-no-starty issue, I was checking out the starter relay. I had forgotten to disconnect the battery, and got a small quick spark when I grounded out the top right hand bolt on the starter relay. Now I have no power, no radio, no neutral lights, no dash lights... nothing. The two 30 amp fuses in the starter relay ring out, and look fine, as does every fuse in the fuse box under the left side cover. Battery is fine. The bike was starting and running just before I began working on it. I could use some advic
  13. Hi all, Hope you're all safe from the COVID's.... Any thread or advice on taking the starter switch block apart to clean the starter switch contacts? I think I might have to do that... ... if I ever get a free minute! Thanks Mike
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