Battery or VR?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by tomdubz, May 17, 2014.

  1. tomdubz

    tomdubz getting there

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    Left the light on and killed the battery.

    Tried jumping from truck. Did as done before: leave truck off. Wait 5 min or so while everything is hooked up. Fire bike up. Turned over a few times but not enough umph.

    So, I turned bike off started truck and turned bike on. Fired up fine. Took cables away and within 1 minute the bike dies.

    Scratched head. Attached cables again letting the truck run for a little while connected, bike off. After about 3 minutes fired bike up and let it stay cabled for a minute or so. This time, once taking cable away bike died immediately.

    So, 5 year old battery finally dead or is something else brewing? Using remote positive terminal and foot peg off bike if that matters... Shouldn't right?
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  2. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    An electrician could check it out for you but since the motor dies that fast, the battery cannot hold charge and could have some cells shorted.
    Cheers.
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  3. tomdubz

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    That's what I figured. Thanks for the reinforcement.
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  4. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I'd be checking connections at the battery. You could put a charger on the battery and see if it takes a charge. At 5 years, you got your money's worth out of that battery. Regulator can be checked with volt meter with bike running.

    Foot peg is not a very good ground connection....

    FWIW
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  5. tomdubz

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    Because it's not connected to the frame?
    Has always worked for me in the past.

    Thanks for the other suggestions.
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