Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Houston, TX
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Got my bike back in 2015, have had it for 4 years now, and the fourth time taking it out of winterization (I live in toronto).
I've had no problems restarting my bike in previous years. This year is different...
Grabbed my charged battery, and hooked it up like normal. I turn the key to on and it turns on normally (not starting the bike), and about 2 seconds after the initial dash lightup, it turns off. I quickly turned the key to off and the bike flickered the neutral light for about 3 or 4 seconds before completely dying. Now there is zero power to my bike. I have rechecked that there is good contact for terminals, have checked all of the fuses visually (including the main). Bike still has zero power and am not sure what to do. (battery is fully charged)
A battery can be ďfully chargedĒ but still be bad. Grab a volt meter (everyone should have one even if itís a cheapo from harbor freight) and connect it to the battery to see if you have 12v or near 12v. Turn the key on and see what the voltage does. If it drops, under 10v, you need a new battery. It should only drop a little, like a half volt or so, but a quick hit of the starter will put it under a load and youíll see the voltage drop big time. It should never get under 9v as a rule of thumb, but to be honest, anything under 10.5-11v is suspect.
Seems how you never said you replaced the battery, Iíll assume itís the original 4 years old one. I would replace it, no matter what. Cheap insurance.
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