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Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on this forum. I got into an accident on my V11 right before the pandemic started and have been using my car to get around. Now, I need to start commuting on the bike again. I have ridden it a few times here and there since the accident with no issues, then plugged the battery into a battery tender and commuted in by car. Over the past couple weeks the bike would start. I took it for a test ride today and everything seemed fine. Stopped to fuel up but after that the bike wouldn't start. At first, I was just getting clicking noises from the starter motor, but after awhile it wasn't making any noise, making me think it could be a power issue. Luckily, I wasn't far from home, so I walked her back. I tested the battery and it's giving good readings and is now hooked back up to the tender. The fuel pump is engaging, but it just won't start. I've checked the fuses, all good. I am wondering if it could be the starter motor. I've never tested one before and I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm hoping some of you awesome gurus could help me out in determining the issue. I've been through a lot with this bike (full engine rebuild, accident, etc.), and I would love to get her back on the road. I've never heard of a starter motor going bad after sitting still for a while, but I have a feeling that it's part of the problem. Then again, what do I know? Looking forward to any and all advice the great people of this forum have to offer.
PC545 still the way to go?
tom3 posted a topic in Technical TopicsIt looks like the battery in my 2001 Sport is no longer holding charge. It is an Odyssey PC545 (with metal jacket), and the labels on it indicate a manufacture date of July 2005 and installation in 2006. I've had the bike since 2008 and the battery has never given me problems until recently. I briefly considered reconditioning it, but I'm leaning toward just replacing it given how old it is. From the many battery threads that turned up in my search, it looks like PC545 still gets most of your votes. That is the default choice for me as well since I've had good experience with the one that came in my bike. (though I probably shortened its life by putting it on a Battery Tender Jr out of ignorance). Nevertheless, I'd like to make sure that it is still the way to go since many of the threads I found are from a few years ago. For instance, would this Yuasa YTX-15L with it's higher CCA be a better choice? http://www.ebay.com/itm/262433899795 What about LiPO4 batteries? Thanks!!
YUASA YTX15L-BS AGM 12V - PROBLEMS
TomekSZ posted a topic in Technical TopicsHey, I have a problem with the battery brand Yuasa. Well, when fully charged discharged me while driving. I strapped him into a good charger and care for him as instructed. This is the second battery within 3 years. I bought a motorcycle from the first owner immediately had to replace the battery. But after one season, I started the engine I went to the gas station and started me crazy tachometer. After being stopped simply measure the rotation, then turn fell, and the turnover had already begun to fall and died - not fired. The battery strapped on charging - charging several hours to complete, and then keeps correctly until when I'll put it to the motorcycle. Interestingly, this was the case a second time - a time desczu and moisture. Is no idea whether the model V11 LeMans is something that can kill the battery - suck it into the empty current charge level?