|Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 11:35 pm: ||
The bike has 8K on it. It is in excellent running condition but I had a small problem today. I took it on a 65 mile ride, I had the bright lights on for safety. I stopped for a few minutes than tried to start it. It would not start, no clicking, nothing. It has a new battery. After about 15 minutes it started right up. I kind of think the bright lights were too much draw on the battery but I'm not sure, Any ideas as to what's wrong? Thanks
|Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 - 12:31 pm: ||
No, riding with high beams on won't affect the charging system; the bike was designed for those loads.
It sounds like there is a loose connection somewhere.
First thing I'd check is the tightness of the battery cables.
Make sure the cable hold-down screws on the battery posts are not too long.
Some folks with this problem put a washer under the screw head to solve this; others shorten the screw with a file or grinder.