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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Please Help!! 2011 HDX wont Start

Been having problems for a long time with starting issues, Thought it was battery. Had battery checked, checked fine. went throu all the connections and cleaned. Still nothing.

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Sometimes it will turn over some others it wont go past dead top center like its vapor locked. Been having this issue for awhile and now it to the point cant do my old tricks to get it to start

Hopefully somebody know what this is and I can get it fixed asap need bike on the trail with family

Thanks for any advice

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 05:51 AM
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Sounds like the starter is failing. Are you under warranty? The manual say's to check the starter use a volt meter. Hook the leads up with the key off, should read 0 volts, turn the key to start, it should not read less than 10.5 volts. Mine failed, and it was reading 6.0 volts. Easy to change, but nobody rebuilds them that I know of. I went on EBAY to find the best deal. Hope this helps. RD

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It sounds too new to have the valves out of adjustment but that might cause the same problem. The starter would be the better place to start a lot less work to check.

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My xtx used to do that from time to time.. I would just let off the key and give it another flick of the key and it would usually start right up. The starters are sufficient normally to turn the engine over but at top dead centre they have a lot of compression.. Usually just flicking the key a few time would work for me.

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Been having problems for a long time with starting issues, Thought it was battery. Had battery checked, checked fine. went throu all the connections and cleaned. Still nothing.

2011 Prowler HDX

Sometimes it will turn over some others it wont go past dead top center like its vapor locked. Been having this issue for awhile and now it to the point cant do my old tricks to get it to start

Hopefully somebody know what this is and I can get it fixed asap need bike on the trail with family

Thanks for any advice
used to have a 87 250r my self...............

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I forgot to add as well that it may be your battery, sometimes it will take a charge like a good battery and will test as though its good but it doesn't have the cranking amps to get the job done. Might wanna replace the battery, I did on mine and it solved that problem as well.

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I forgot to add as well that it may be your battery, sometimes it will take a charge like a good battery and will test as though its good but it doesn't have the cranking amps to get the job done. Might wanna replace the battery, I did on mine and it solved that problem as well.
True, most of the time a load test will tell the story.

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Ok so I have 2 batteries in the HDX both are good, I hooked the one battery directly to the starter and it worked a little but, it seems to me the starter is bad because of how hard it was trying to work and how hot the wire got at that point. So I ordered a new starter off of ebay and a new solenoid just because it was cheap enough why not? all my wires are good but i did buy some new ends for the wires and going to replace it all when the parts come in. Thank you all for your help and suggestions very much appreciated. This HDX has been a pain the but for sure broken tie rods, ripped the rear cross member out once, welded it back plus plated it, then ripped the mounting tabs out of it, rebuilt those and trussed + plated those then blew a U Joint. U Joint was probably the problem to begin with being the shafts were oval shaped when removed and most of the needle bearings in all the caps were gone. Never add extra lights to them unless they are LED's that was a problem in the begining.

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Ok so I have 2 batteries in the HDX both are good, I hooked the one battery directly to the starter and it worked a little but, it seems to me the starter is bad because of how hard it was trying to work and how hot the wire got at that point. So I ordered a new starter off of ebay and a new solenoid just because it was cheap enough why not? all my wires are good but i did buy some new ends for the wires and going to replace it all when the parts come in. Thank you all for your help and suggestions very much appreciated. This HDX has been a pain the but for sure broken tie rods, ripped the rear cross member out once, welded it back plus plated it, then ripped the mounting tabs out of it, rebuilt those and trussed + plated those then blew a U Joint. U Joint was probably the problem to begin with being the shafts were oval shaped when removed and most of the needle bearings in all the caps were gone. Never add extra lights to them unless they are LED's that was a problem in the begining.

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Hope you get it straighten out,do you have any pictures of it,I had some trouble running Halogen light's also,went to LED'S AND HID'S..........keep in touch do you own a off road shop.????????????

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Hope you get it straighten out,do you have any pictures of it,I had some trouble running Halogen light's also,went to LED'S AND HID'S..........keep in touch do you own a off road shop.????????????
I do lift kits, snorkels and custom metal fab for my friends in the club FILR Offroad is just a group of us that use to ride together allot, starting to get back into it more but everybody is getting rid of their jeeps and 4 wheelers and going all side by sides. I'm picking up the new Honda Pioneer soon and a new Polaris Rzr not the 1000 but a 900 or a 800S probably, I do all my own work to them custom metal roofs, bumpers, lifts, snorkels, rock sliders, and crap like that just a hobby really

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