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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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That sounds very strange. This won’t account for the electrical sounds you are describing, but new Stryker owners should know this tip when starting; let the speedometer needle sweep across so the fuel injection primes before you try to start. Doesn’t sound like this is your issue but still something you should know.
What if the bike leaves you stranded somewhere, won’t start. Ya gonna leave a brand new Stryker parked on the road for a towtruck to come get?? There will be another day to ride…
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