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  1. #1
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    Won't start after going down in a slide on gravel

    Laid my 2015 CTX700 down in a curve (90 degree turn - went in too hot and ended up sliding on the gravel). After it was picked up off of me we tried to start it. Does 2 weak cranks and then solenoid clicks. Battery cables tight and no apparent damage other than cosmetic and my pride. I'm OK except for swollen ankle, scraped and swollen knee and a few bruises. T-Rex engine guard paid for itself though - could have been much worse without it. So, any ideas on the starting issue?

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    Laid it down on which side ?
    The starter relay is right below your right knee under the seat ??

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    Also check battery, particularly under load. You can damage it internally in an accident.
    2014 CTX 700 dct
    2016 NM4

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    Last time I had that happen, I tightened the battery cables down and that worked. The cables looked fine, but apparently they weren't.

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    Left side.

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    Going to be awhile before I can look at it. Found out I broke my tibia down by the ankle.

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