Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dropped my 2017 Rebel 500.. now it won't start
I was backing out of my slanted driveway and lost balance.. I dropped my bike; I think it turned the engine off on its own. The battery is new and seems fine. However, when I push the power button, the engine doesn't crank and I hear what sounds like an electrical buzzing coming out of a very specific area opposite the side that hit the ground (in the picture)... ignore the hanging wires - they're for the alarm I installed. My bike was fine.. rode it to work yesterday, no problem. It was fine this morning when I turned it on to help me maneuver around my small garage. It was fine until I dropped it. I checked fuses; they're fine. Checked the wires connected to the battery and looked all around for loose wiring.. didn't see anything obvious. Also, on one of my many attempts to start it, the engine started to turn before it made that same sound again and quit. Makes me wonder if it's the starter, maybe? Any ideas?
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