|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 01:39 pm: ||
My bike has been standing at the dealers cold basement for 3 months and when i got it back the battery was dead. So we charged it overnight and i did the first cruising of the season for 2 hours. The following morning the battery was dead again. I suspected the battery had collapsed and bought a new battery. The new battery was flat when i put it on the bike so i started the bike with my car battery and went for a long ride. After 1 hour of solid driving i stopped and the bike wouldn't start again.
When i put the battery on the tender it was 50% charged, even after 1 our of solid driving on a brand new battery (that was flat when i received it from the dealer).
Idle voltage: 11.7
Driving voltage: 13-14
Whats wrong here? Is the battery bad or was it never fully charged or is it the stator?
How can i tell?
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 02:36 pm: ||
what bike are we talking about here? Do your electrical test. test how much juice is coming out of your stator and whats coming out of your regulator... charge your battery to 100% before doing anything!!!
so go charge that to %100 then begin your tests. no use in doing electrical tests with a bunk battery
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 03:26 pm: ||
You need to charge the battery before you can use it. It would take forever and a half to charge a dead battery on a motorcycle, and thats assuming the charging system is functioning correctly.
|Posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 05:36 pm: ||
Trickle charger - lol
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 10:43 am: ||
I did the same thing and rode it for an hour. But mine started after I shut it off. I suspect you have some problems somewhere else. You should trickle charge it like froggy said. I know ever since I put my fh0012aa regulator on my r
It starts great. :-)