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Old 08-14-2017, 04:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by GSXFJim View Post
Have your battery load tested, a battery can carry a full +12v charge but not have the amperage to start the bike... I'm 99.9% sure it's the battery.

An easy test to check the status of the battery;
Take a multimeter and check the static (ignition key OFF) voltage of the battery, it might be around 12vdc... now turn the ignition key on. Notice a drop in voltage?... now try and start the bike, did it drop even more?
If it drops below 10vdc, you need to replace the battery.

To test your alternator, with the multimeter, test the voltage at the battery with the bike running.. should be no more that 14.5vdc.

FYI, I also sell Shorai batterys.

Thanks for the information. I'm going to check it out this weekend. I just took off the plastics today but I have to get some stuff done.

UPDATE: Now even with a brand new battery it does nothing. Me is screwed.
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