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Nputnam
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

I just took my bike out of storage and the battery was somewhat dead so I gave it a quick charge and it started right up. I let it run for lie 15 min. and took it for a ride. As I was riding for about 5 min it started puttering and the light that looks like it is 2 socks crosses?? begin to come on and off. What light is this? Battery light? Anyways the bike stalled and it wouldnt start because the battery was dead just like that. Any ideas?

thanks Nick
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Reepicheep
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Remove and clean the battery cables, top the battery off again, and try again.

Slap a multi meter across the battery terminals while the bike is running and the charger is removed, and watch it for a few minutes and tell us what the voltage does.
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Nputnam
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

the voltag read 11.8 volts...I charged it up to about 85% and at the buell place they said it was still good.. We are getting a foot of snow right now but when this shit is gone ill see what happens..

thanks
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Reepicheep
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

You charged it up with an external charger?

I'm thinking blown stator. I would run the stator test next (as per service manual). Information in the knowledge vault as well.
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