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Good afternoon everyone, just got back from 5 week vacation, put charger on my 2017 Roadmaster, left it on all night, went to start it today, hit power button and then hit the starter button and then a pop sound. Motorcycle is dead. Is this the battery or what can someone help. Have dealer picking bike up tomorrow, was just curious if anyone else had this problem. Yes I did change battery to key fob, didn't help. Thanks for your help.
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Pop sounds means electrical short. Likely a loose wire somewhere. Most often a battery terminal. Did it sound like it came from a particular location?
 

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A pop sound may also be heard from the speakers when the stereo gets a brief power on/off ... doesn't mean any damage or that anything is shorted. Did your charger show things were fully charged? Likely the battery.
 

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Pop sounds means electrical short. Likely a loose wire somewhere. Most often a battery terminal. Did it sound like it came from a particular location?
Hey brother sounded like it came from under the seat, not a loud pop.
 

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A pop sound may also be heard from the speakers when the stereo gets a brief power on/off ... doesn't mean any damage or that anything is shorted. Did your charger show things were fully charged? Likely the battery.
Hey brother didn't sound like it came from speakers, yes charger showed fully charged.
 

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Suspect loose battery terminal connection. If able, clean the posts and cable surfaces completely, put a dab of dielectric grease, reattach securely. If that doesn't resolve the issue, could be the battery itself being almost 4yr old. Might be time to replace it. Just trying to take care the most probable and likely source of your problem. Keep us posted, good luck.
 
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Suspect loose battery terminal connection. If able, clean the posts and cable surfaces completely, put a dab of dielectric grease, reattach securely. If that doesn't resolve the issue, could be the battery itself being almost 4yr old. Might be time to replace it. Just trying to take care the most probable and likely source of your problem. Keep us posted, good luck.
What Axxehead said. Do a load test on the battery. I have a 17 and I am just waiting thinking this battery has to go out at some point. The bikes are nearly 4 years old, and they sat after assembly and prior to shipment for sometime in a warehouse, and Indian probably buy batteries in huge lots to get the best price they can, and who knows how long it takes them to go through like 10,000 batteries. So we have no idea how old the battery was at installation....
 

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What is your volt meter showing for voltage before ya hit the starter button, and then, when ya hit the starter button???
 
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