Battery Draining - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)
Battery Draining

I purchased a New Battery from Auto Zone and Fully Charged it up to 12.7 Volts. Afer runnig the bike , 20-30 minutes. I turned the Bike of and it would not start . After 15 Minutes , It hesitatly started , drove it home and measured the voltage and it was 11.44 Volts and 11.46 .This has happened , ( 2 twice ) to me in the same amount of days. I am afraid to drive it out to far for fear of being stranded ..

Any Suggestions

asantacruz is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 08:20 PM
and the Adventure Cycle
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
Have the battery load tested. Even brand new batteries can be no good from the start.
Also, is it a maintenance free battery?
Have you done anything to test the stator or R/R?
Did you have problems like this before you got the new battery?

AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC

"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 08:22 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
750Doug's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 2,850
iTrader: (10)
Was that voltage test with the bike running or off?

Anyway, down in the Verse's, is several threads of info on electrical and battery, issues', troubleshooting, and fixes. Click here.

Last edited by 750Doug; 08-11-2008 at 08:30 PM.
750Doug is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome