Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jasper, Georgia
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Strange Electrical Problem
I took the RC out yesterday morning for a dose of twisties. The bike hadn't been fired up for a couple of weeks, but cranked, started, and ran fine. I was a little short on petrol, so I stopped at a station in the closest town (around 15 miles from home) for some. After the fillup, the battery allowed me just two feeble grunts, and then nothing, deader than tin. Fortunately, my stop was near the top of a nice, long hill, so I was able to bump start and make it back home. After the ride home, the bike restarted without a problem. Fifteen minutes on the Battery Tender, and the indicator said charged.
Any theories? None of it fits my experience with weak or dying batteries. After that first start, the ride to town (which was spirited, hitting triple digits a couple of times) should have charged the battery further rather than pulling it down.
'04 RC51, '04 ZX10R, '03 ZRX1200R (big, comfy couch).