Problem with my adv 990 :(

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  1. Adventureollie

    Adventureollie Adventurer

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    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

    Ollie
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  2. dirtybikefrank

    dirtybikefrank Beast wrestler

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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...
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  3. Adventureollie

    Adventureollie Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply ! I will do some research and get a new battery on there !
    Thanks for the help :)
    Ollie
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  4. l0st

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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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  5. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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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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  6. Adventureollie

    Adventureollie Adventurer

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    Ok thanks ! Will check that tomorrow
    Ollie
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  7. Adventureollie

    Adventureollie Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply ! I think I'm going to take the alarm off anyway!
    Will let you know how I get on !
    Ollie
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  8. OlivierS

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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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  9. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    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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  10. OlivierS

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    sidestand up offcourse :-)

    I had that problem with a new GS 700 in driving school...
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  11. nashsails

    nashsails Spanish Rider

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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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  12. Adventureollie

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    Thanks for all your help guys ! Will disconnect the alarm this weekend !
    Ollie
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