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Help!!! I need to understand what is going on with this bike!!!

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:48 AM
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Installed my new battery last night. I figured it would just start right up. It didnt. The light turned on and eventually the RPM jumped to the right and i could hear the clicking of the starter but no start. So i put in second rolled down hill popped clutch and the bike started and i let it idol for ten min. Shut it off and it still wouldnt start on its own. Do i need to ride for hours to charge an "alternator" or some thing along those lines. Any ideas as to what the problem is will help.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:55 AM
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Double check all the connections?
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:32 AM
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They are connected..maybe i could get it tighter but it seems fine
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:00 AM
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Where'd you buy the battery? If the bike started ok with the old battery (not sure if it did, just going with basic troubleshooting steps here) and the only thing that has changed is the new battery, maybe take it back and make sure it's good.
 
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Make sure the battery battery is charged put it on a trickle charger. If you got a non sealed battery it needs to be charged up first.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:27 AM
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i got a sealed battery from motobatteries brand new. Under my old battery the bike would run and as soon as i engaged gear it would die. Last night it started when i rolled down the hill and idoled and i rode up the road a few yards but nothing more.
 
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Originally Posted by musantemike View Post
i got a sealed battery from motobatteries brand new. Under my old battery the bike would run and as soon as i engaged gear it would die. Last night it started when i rolled down the hill and idoled and i rode up the road a few yards but nothing more.
-That will happen if you kickstand is down, or maybe that kickstand sensor is going on you (loose connection?).

Shut it off and it still wouldnt start on its own. Do i need to ride for hours to charge an "alternator" or some thing along those lines."

-Yes, the bike doesn't usually start to produce enough charge in the alternator until the revs hit around 5000+ rpm.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:11 PM
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Use a multi-meter to check the battery...should be around 13 Volts. If its below that I would trickle charge it...if it still is below that return it...good luck
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:11 PM
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make sure the other end of the ground wire isnt corroded too. I have gotten batteries from there b4 too and the came precharged.
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:28 PM
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how do u check the "other end" of the ground wire.
 

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