No battery again.
So this morning I tried to start the bike and it turned over a few times then I was out of battery power to start it. Had to jump it with a car battery.
I still took it to work (about a 10-15 minute ride), knowing well that I might have to come back in a taxi... but I had no other choice and it was getting late for work, so I rode the bike and got to work just fine.
When I got off work I told this guy who works there that my bike might not start so if I had to leave it there, to please keep an eye on it and I'd come back later to get it.
Went up to the bike and it fired right up, not a second of hesitation!
So I know the bike is charging the battery, cause I've measured the voltage and the bike puts out 13-14.5 Volts measured at the battery terminals. Also because the battery got a good enough charge to start the bike after just a 10 minute ride.
So what else could it be? Bad battery? Electrical draw even when the bike is off? How can I tell what it is?
I'd like to add that both times this has happened, it happened after the weekend... I don't ride my bike during the weekend.
1985 VN700 unknown mileage (over 33K)
Iridium spark plugs
NGK wires and caps