Need some HELP from the collective genius of this site

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by stimmer6253472, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Bugman98

    Bugman98 Been here awhile

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    A bad battery cable perhaps? Or one that is loose?
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  2. stimmer6253472

    stimmer6253472 Been here awhile

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    This seems the most likely. I originally inspected the area and everything was clean and appeared tight. I figured I would start there.
    Jim
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  3. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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  4. stimmer6253472

    stimmer6253472 Been here awhile

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    I know, I know two months before I dug into it but If finally did today and I got her running in about 15 minutes. My only excuse is this isn't the best time in Missouri to ride.

    First off it wasn't the battery. Basically I just took the starter relay off and greased all the connectors and fuses and put it back together and it fired right up. I thought that was somewhat of a long shot as mine looked very clean compared to the others I have seen posted here. However, I guess something wasn't right.

    Thanks for all of the help. I guess it isn't always the battery.

    BTW I bought an OEM battery in '08 when I bought the bike used with a bad battery. So far I have 3-4 years with 35,000+ miles with no battery problems. I do keep it almost always on a tender when in the garage.

    Jim
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