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Old 08-03-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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I did a search and then looked on CP's website. I believe my system is undercharging my battery or battery is bad. So plz help determen which one.

I left the key on and drained the battery. Then I charged it and was riding for a few days and right after I shut the bike off at a friends house the lights would be bright on the dash but when i hit the starter they would shut off and clock would reset. I then charge it and it works for a few days then same thing. Overnight it doesnt really seem to be the problem. It is always when I stop and then try to start it after a short period. My battery was new in March and I know draining a battery will harm it so plz help.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like you completley killed the battery. Take the battery somewhere and have it tested. If it is not reuasable get a new one
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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+1 I think the auto parts places can do MC batteries..
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I took the battery where I bought it from and the warranty had expired. They said they couldnt do a test on it because it wasnt a normal car battery. The guy I talked to didnt know what he was talking about so Im not sure. I will try and call around then and find out if someone will do a test on it.
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Simple test:

Key off: 12.7 volts or higher
Key on: 12.7 volts or higher.
Hit the starter & release.
Check again. If the battery is under 12.6, replace it.

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