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Old 02-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Problem with my adv 990 :(

Hello
I've got a adventure 990 2007
Ive only had the bike for about 4 months .
If I leave the bike for about 3-4 days when I come to start the bike there is not enough power to start it . and it will just start making the clicking noise and doing the clock cycle . Even if I charge the bike with a trickle charger it's still is dead in about 4 days time . But fires up straight away if I try it straight from being charged . Once the bike is running it will start straight up untill it's left again .
The bike has a meta alarm on and I'm thinking this could be the problem ? And the battery was replaced before i Bought the bike could the battery be a dud ?
Any help would be much appreciated

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Battery

The big vtwin needs a ton of juice to start. My guess is it needs a new battery. I have the same bike and it did the same thing. New battery solved the issue.

There's a ton of threads on what type to use. I've had some buddies have some problems w the lithium ion models. I went old school...

Good luck. They're killer bikes...
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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The big vtwin needs a ton of juice to start. My guess is it needs a new battery. I have the same bike and it did the same thing. New battery solved the issue.

There's a ton of threads on what type to use. I've had some buddies have some problems w the lithium ion models. I went old school...

Good luck. They're killer bikes...
Thanks for the reply ! I will do some research and get a new battery on there !
Thanks for the help :)
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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If the battery was really replaced 4 months ago, first you should definately check if the alarm is draining the battery, like you already suspected. Bike should turn on without a problem if it has 4 months old battery and if it has been fully charged few days ago...
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Check the starter relay down low on the right , they are prone to corosion and this gives intermittent problems which sends electrical stuff haywire , it did mine . Lucky i had a mate who knew whats what with wires and sorted it for me.

Other wise try a LIthium Ion batt .
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Check the starter relay down low on the right , they are prone to corosion and this gives intermittent problems which sends electrical stuff haywire , it did mine . Lucky i had a mate who knew whats what with wires and sorted it for me.

Other wise try a LIthium Ion batt .

Ok thanks ! Will check that tomorrow
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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If the battery was really replaced 4 months ago, first you should definately check if the alarm is draining the battery, like you already suspected. Bike should turn on without a problem if it has 4 months old battery and if it has been fully charged few days ago...
Thanks for the reply ! I think I'm going to take the alarm off anyway!
Will let you know how I get on !
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:16 AM   #8
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I have had my 990 2006 since a few months and I have had the same problem several times.

I park the bike on a small incline, so I leave it in first gear when it's parked. So, usually I start the bike in first gear, holding the clutch. Few days ago it wouldn't start, again, then I put it into neutral and it started from the first try.
Maybe there is a problem with the sensor that detects if the bike is clutched or in neutral. I'm not a mechanic, have no clue what else it can be.

But anyways, my guess is, because of the problems starting in first gear, it drains the battery fast. I concidered changing it as well. But ever since I started putting it in neutral before I start it starts from the first try.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 AM   #9
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Maybe there is a problem with the sensor that detects if the bike is clutched or in neutral. I'm not a mechanic, have no clue what else it can be.

But anyways, my guess is, because of the problems starting in first gear, it drains the battery fast. I concidered changing it as well. But ever since I started putting it in neutral before I start it starts from the first try.
There is this little difference from the 950: The starter works but the motor doesn't ignite in gear with the sidestand down. It needs the sidestand to be withdrawn
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #10
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sidestand up offcourse :-)

I had that problem with a new GS 700 in driving school...
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #11
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It seems that the alarm is draining your batery ..as you said, it was changed (i guess new one) when you bought it..

There are two options:

Or the battery wasnot good
Or the alarm is draining the batery

Try to disconect the alarm, charge the batery and try to turn it on after 4-5 days...if it does not turn on, it is the batery. If yes, it is the alarm :)
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:55 PM   #12
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It seems that the alarm is draining your batery ..as you said, it was changed (i guess new one) when you bought it..

There are two options:

Or the battery wasnot good
Or the alarm is draining the batery

Try to disconect the alarm, charge the batery and try to turn it on after 4-5 days...if it does not turn on, it is the batery. If yes, it is the alarm :)
Thanks for all your help guys ! Will disconnect the alarm this weekend !
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