New Owner, no electricity
I have an '05 with around 1,600 miles, just bought it a couple of weeks ago from a dealer. I rode a half hour to work yesterday in steady rain. When I tried to use the turn signals, they didn't work. It was strange, the other electrics (headlights, normal start) seemed fine. When I got to work, the turn signals were working again and they worked on the ride home.
This morning, when I tried to start it up, it was completely dead - no lights, the starter didn't make a sound, nothing. Since I was using the stock wet cell battery, I went to Sears to buy the maintenance free Yuasa (Part # 44005). It's charging as I type this.
Two questions -
1. Does this sound like a situation that a battery change will solve?
2. Any tips for replacing the battery? Anything special I should know? I've never changed one before and I don't have any guidance beyond the owners manual.
Thanks and happy riding,