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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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battery problem?

im not sure where the problem is but everytime i ride it for 20-30 miles then i stop.. my battery just dies.. thats why i always have my charger and an extension cord with me.. also problems with cold start.

someone might know where the problem is if its not the battery? thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 10:34 AM
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Either a bad battery or charging system I would guess. Have you checked the voltage to the battery at idle and 3-4K rpms?

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i havent check it. i dont have a volt meter installed =( ill get on it this weekend to see if its the batter.
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You dont have to install a volt meter on the bike, if you can get a multimeter from a friend, or buy one if you like. Its better to check it that way. You may need one for further troubleshooting depending on what you find, you could end up checking for continuity as well. I would recommend a digital one. Once your problem is solved then install a voltmeter. Question though, how old is the battery and what type is it? Being used to maintinance free batteries I let mine go dry then had to replace the battery.

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If you have to replace it, get an AGM. No maintenance and won't spill acid on the electronics and frame. Deka and East Penn make a good ones, right here in the U.S. Avoid Chinese batteries!

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