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Old 05-21-2009, 12:46 PM
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My bike wouldnt start and i hooked it up to a car to jump it and it started and i rode for about an hour or so. i turned it off and it wouldnt start again. Tried jumping it , but unless i leave it idoling for like an hour it dies. Should i just replace the battery or buy a charger and hook it up for a night?
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:06 PM
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hooking it up to the car probably wasnt the best idea, especially if it was running when you tried it. It sounds like you're in need of at least a battery. pull it out and you can go get it tested for free. but from the sounds of it, since you were riding the reg/rec is working, but when you shut it off the battery doesnt hold the charge.
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:19 PM
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Ensure the cables are tight AND your idle is set to ~1300. If still no go, THEN buy a battery.
 
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