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Just picked up a new LX for the wife and it's having starting issues. It will crank but not turn over. A jumpstart will give it the extra push, so will removing and charging the battery. This all points to the battery, but when I throw it on a tender, it goes from red to green in less than an hour, implying that it's not a dead battery issue.

I'm running a YTS12-BS, but haven't checked it with a multimeter yet.

Any ideas? Fuses maybe, starter?
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It's the battery. The battery tender will not tell you how much capacity the battery has left. You need to test it under load, either with a battery tester at a store, or with your multimeter as the starter is trying to start the scooter.
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No idea on the age of the battery, I suppose? A weak battery may not have enough oomph to start, despite looking charged on the tender.

In my world, cranking is synonymous with turning over. Did you mean firing?
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Definitely the battery.

And please don't say "it cranks but won't turn over" - the term 'turns over' means the starter will turn the engine over.

You meant "it turns over but won't start".
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