|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 02:53 pm: ||
I put a new HD battery in my 2007 xb12s a couple years ago and ride it or use the battery tender. When I start from cold, it clicks a few times then starts. Is something going bad that I need to take care of?
|Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 04:44 pm: ||
|Posted on Friday, November 08, 2019 - 12:19 pm: ||
Despite the Battery Tender...what is the battery voltage when cold ?
The battery being older, and on a trickle charge, it still may not have enough power.
Also, like mentioned, check "ALL" grounds to and from the battery and starter, must be clean and tight.
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 06:51 pm: ||
Another vote for all the grounds in the starter circuit but failing that another outside chance is a resistive neutral switch.
That particular gremlin led me a merry chase on my old '06 12X.
You can easily isolate that neutral switch affecting the starter by pulling the clutch in (assuming you have that interlock operational).
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 09:45 pm: ||
We are in a cold snap, so no testing til Monday; a loose battery connection would be embarrassing, so don't expect a confession.
I habitually pull in the clutch to start.
|Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 - 08:59 am: ||
Ha... Happened to me yesterday, a nice 35 degree morning and wanting to ride the 12SS... jumped the bike with a battery charger, road for a while and the CEL would come on from time to time. got home and tightened both battery cables as they were loose...
should have checked the easiest thing 1st..