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Old 12-08-2009, 06:40 AM
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So i went riding last night and this is what happened.

When im accelerating sometimes my bike seems to die and the rpms go to 0 and i have to tweak with the accelerator until it finally catches and starts going again.
Later after i turn my bike off, it won't start up again and i need to jump it.
also earlier that night i turned the bike on and when i turned the highbeams on the bike died, so i turned the high beams off and turned it on and it went on again.

Is this a battery problem? or something else? thanks guys!
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:45 AM
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More than likely gonna either be a battery issue, or wiring harness. But that would still draw power from the battery. Best bet is to check it, and possibly replace.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:57 PM
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Okay, thanks! where can i check it at? any bike shop? or can i do it myself?
 
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place a voltmeter on the on the terminals while the bike is off and at idle /revving. from there you can tell if its the battery or the charging system

not sure what the cutoff numbers are for a battery but my battery when the bike is off pulls 12.8 volts which is ideal
 
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:07 AM
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okay ill look for one, thanks chet!
 
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hey is there any other way to check it? i don't know anyone who has a voltmeter, i took the bike for a spin today and after i parked it and turned it off, i tried to turn it back on and it wouldn't. seems like my battery (or whatever the problem is) lasts me only 1 start a day lol.
 
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by caddylicious View Post
hey is there any other way to check it? i don't know anyone who has a voltmeter, i took the bike for a spin today and after i parked it and turned it off, i tried to turn it back on and it wouldn't. seems like my battery (or whatever the problem is) lasts me only 1 start a day lol.
Dood, a decent Voltmeter is like $15-20 bucks at any Wal-Mart, Harbor-Freight etc.

Just buy one, its a good investment and keeps you from taking for granted when a mechanic at the shop says "Yep...your battery is dead,...your ganna need a brand new one....*smirk*...."

I don't know if you already did this, but you should actually take the battery out to check it.
That way you can have plain sight and access to the battery terminals and connections.
Buy a simple $6 or $7 battery cleaner kit, usually comes with a metal post cleaner with removable bristle cleaner, some battery spray cleaner and some spray battery post/connection protector.



It's just much easier to see if the connections to the battery are clean or not when you take the battery out, that, and you might find foreign objects making contact with a post or connection, like I once found a miscellaneous bolt touching a battery post. Could have made contact with another wire, or the frame, or who knows what!
 

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Thanks that helps soo much man! ill do that today!
 
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I bought my voltmeter for 12 bucks at wallmart....every garage should have one
 
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