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Old 10-12-2015, 05:43 AM
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Been having problems with my bike turning on to the poin where I have to get jumps, I put the battery on the charger and it recharges it and says its good but I'll go out riding and sometimes it will barely crank over and I have to get a jump and sometimes it will crank right up, anyway I can diagnose it? Tks in advance guys.
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:49 AM
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How old is the battery?
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:44 AM
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Auto parts stores will test your battery for free, on the spot... Take it in, test it, and eliminate the possibility of it being the battery, then go from there.
 
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The battery is at least a year old it was already on the bike when a bought it last July owner said it was bought two months before, when I try and crank the bike it doesn't start the next time I crank it I give it a lil throttle and it typically turns on but what gots me thinking it's the battery or stator is the fact that sometimes I go to crank it and it only wants to turn over once second time around it doesn't have power, don't know if I wanna replace both issues seeing how winter is around the corner and riding will be a lot less likely but don't want it sitting wait for summer to ride again.
 
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I don't trust auto stores I took an optima in one day and the next day I came to pick it up and they said it was bad to leave it with them and buy a new one, took it home and went to interstate batteries and went back the next day, perfectly fine battery..
 
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Put your voltmeter on it and see how low it drops when you're engaging the starter. If it drops below 10v with that little of a load, it's toast.
 
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Put your voltmeter on it and see how low it drops when you're engaging the starter. If it drops below 10v with that little of a load, it's toast.
Should I charge the battery before hand?
 
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Old 10-12-2015, 04:14 PM
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Make sure it's charged first is all. If you would rather change it out first, you can. That would rule out the battery for sure.
 
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ill slap it on the charger now ill post details later
 
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also what if it cranks just fine how do i figure out the stator is bad?
 

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