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Brand New Stryker - Will Not Start

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I bought a brand new stryker about a month ago. It's still under warranty... but it's sunday and i want to ride. I went to start it the other day and it was just making a sound like sparks coming from a loose wire. I charged the battery and tightened the terminals and now it will turn to the "on" position fine, and show everything in the gauges...

Now when i try to start it - it will simply "Pop" like the sound when you smack positive and negative terminals together on a battery charger. It will take a second, the guage will reset, and it will be back to normal. The bike runs if someone pushes and i Jump stat it, but it will not start on it's own.

Ideas? Where is the starter located?
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I am on my Sunday drive stopped for coffee and saw this. If there is popping you have a wire disc'd somewhere. Most likely in the ignition path to the plugs. Key to off and look for loose connections. Just wiggle and gently pull. There should be very little slack on all wires. Most likely is on of the plug wires going to the top of the cylinders or the main coil feeds. Good luck.
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