|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|08-17-2007 10:01 PM|
|08-17-2007 01:35 PM|
|BSkaggs513||I second the agreement with Hyper. Especially the ground connectoins all the way through to the motor. Good luck!|
|08-17-2007 06:31 AM|
|piromedicx||I agree with hyper. Check them connections|
|08-17-2007 04:34 AM|
Make sure the battery connections are tight/clean, as well as frame ground and stator connections.
It sounds like something may be loose or dirty.
|08-17-2007 02:48 AM|
|bj31702||Ya Should only need recharged if its sat for awhile. I read that a batter will loose 1% of its charge everyday it sits.|
|08-17-2007 01:56 AM|
|vn750joe||Ok, so I'll take that to mean that as long as I'm riding, the bike should not need recharging every few weeks.|
|08-17-2007 01:50 AM|
Have the battery load tested. Even new ones can be bad.
Check the charging system at the battery terminals.
|08-17-2007 01:45 AM|
Oh BTW I've had the battery for about 3 weeks, not the bike.
And I ride nearly every day, about 100+ miles per week. So I was thinking that should be plenty to keep it charged?
|08-17-2007 01:39 AM|
How often do you need to charge these batteries?
I've had it almost 3 weeks, no hotstart problems but, for the last couple days it was running really weak and then suddenly would not turn the starter over anymore. I hooked up the charger this eve when I got home from work. It was showing green light (fully charged). I left it charging for a few minutes anyway while I put the seat and all back on. (I ran a tether down by the fender so I can hook the charger up anytime wothout having to remove the seat anymore) After a few minutes of charging I tried the starter and it fired right up! Not only that but the charger light changed to yellow (charging) and has been charging for a couple hours now.
I didnt see anything in the battery manual about periodic recharging. Do these batteries need to be constantly recharged, or do I need to begin looking into my recharging and electrical systems?