Love My Baby
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hollywood, Florida
You might be confused because there may be more than one thing going wrong here.
First, (assuming you have a non-maintenance free battery), if the fluid level is low in one or more cells of your battery, fill them just below the upper level with distilled water, and reconnect everything tightly. Good idea to clean the battery terminals and connections first. You can get a cheap battery terminal cleaner at any auto parts store. Make sure the vent hose is connected and properly routed to the ground so battery acid doesn't corrode everything.
Second, check your battery voltage with the bike off, idling and at 3000 RPM, and post the results.
Third, check all the electrical connections you can find, assure that they're clean and tightly connected. Good idea to apply some di-electric grease on the connections, which you can also buy at any auto parts store. Loose or corroded electrical connections are often the culprit when it comes to inconsistent electrical problems.
Once this is all done, please consider buying a glass mat maintenance free battery if you don't already have one.
If the problem still persists, the folks on this forum will help you from there. Some of the best troubleshooters around can be found on this forum...
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install
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