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Author Topic: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting  (Read 380 times)

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Offline kingakoopa

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2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« on: February 09, 2021, 12:54:43 pm »
hello yammie boys and girls...err fellow bolters ;D ;D ;D

My bolt started acting up. Im a new rider and im still learning and i dont ride as much as I should and would like to.
One night i got back from a small ride and next night when i tried to start it up my 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but would not start.

I thought maybe the battery finally crapped out.( it would always start even after 2-3 months)
but this time its different.

I got a trickle charger and it goes green after 15-20 mins and bolt still wont start.

I took the battery to autozone and the autozone manager said the battery is in between weak and okay.

I tried jump starting the bolt and it didnt help.

do you still think its the battery?

any advice is very much appreciated.

Thanks



Offline kingakoopa

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 12:59:47 pm »
FYI i can hear the fuel pump make a buzzing noise just fine. the brake and blinker lights come on fine. no headlight.
There is no check engine light. everything looks fine on the mini-dashboard ( dunno what to call it)

Offline joko

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 01:15:47 pm »
Sounds like the battery doesn't have enough charge to start the bike.  Especially if autozone said it's between weak and ok.  And especially if that's the original battery from 2014.  If you have a voltmeter you can check the charge, I believe you need at least 12.7 volts to start (it's been a while so I could be mistaken here, could be a little bit higher charge needed, do a quick search to confirm).  Anyway buying a cheap $10 voltmeter might help you save some cash instead of buying a new battery if it turns out it's not the battery, and it's a good tool to have in the toolbox.  I'd be surprised if it's not the battery...please update this thread when you find out what the issue is.

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Offline kingakoopa

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 01:18:24 pm »
BIG THANK YOU FOR THE RESPONSE.
I just ordered a battery from amazon. fingers crossed.
i just ride this to my buddy's and back home. total 20 min ride per weekend.
im still working on my confidence & skills.

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 07:16:09 pm »
BIG THANK YOU FOR THE RESPONSE.
I just ordered a battery from amazon. fingers crossed.
i just ride this to my buddy's and back home. total 20 min ride per weekend.
im still working on my confidence & skills.
The battery has to supply current to the starter motor as well as to the ignition system, so if it is low to weak, it just might not be able to do it all.  A new battery is the right step, and hopefully that is all it is.

BTW: If you haven't done it yet, sign up for a motorcycle safety foundation course, and learn things about counter-steering and low speed handling.  What you learn could save your life, and you will have a good time learning it.

Offline 7udro

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 08:15:03 am »
If bike doesn't start even with cables... I would instantly trash the battery before bricking some expensive bikes electronics... As happened on my dodge nitro's ecu...

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Re: 2014 Yamaha Bolt clicking cracking sizzling but not starting
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 02:32:41 pm »
Yuasa stock battery - $135 approx on Amazon - try and buy from Suppliers web page
($222 on revzilla, or Bike Stores)
FYI - i replaced mine with Battery Tender model that boasted of higher CCA cold cranking amps than Yuasa - but i threw it away 4 months later i bought Yuasa - with it, BOLT starts up immediately
E - 1st John 4:10