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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Grass Lake, Mi, USA
When I tried to start one of my bikes upon returning to town, it acted very dead. No horn , no click, just crazy gauges jumping around. I checked the battery with a volt meter, 12.6 v . It had been on a BatteryTender since I left. The bike would do nothing more than a gauge sweep. I put a ďsmartĒ charger on it. I was going to jumpstart it, but the built in tester said the battery was fully charged.ive now spent a few hours on it and replaced the solenoid, since everything flows through it and I canít find anything definitive. Nothing. Then I jump the solenoid posts. Nothing. Then I jump from battery terminal to starter cable. Nothing. I put a different smart charger on the battery, it now reads ďDefective ď and wonít accept a charge. Voltage reads 12.8 . It holds voltage all night. I am an electrical imbecile and I canít understand this discrepancy . Would someone please tell me what Iím seeing here ? Iíve ordered a new battery.
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