Today my new 2006 749 was delivered to me after it was shipped cross country.
The bike apparently started fine before it left, and was even ridden by the truck driver to get it to the loading spot for pickup, but now a week and a half later the bike doesn't start at delivery, just turns over a bunch of times.
It has a new battery (before being shipped), and the voltage reading when i first looked today was 11.6
Are Ducs difficult to start without the right voltage? Meaning, this is normal and once it goes back up it should start fine? I have a battery charger on it right now and when i plugged it in it said the battery was at 25% Of course this was after trying to start it a million times earlier, and we used a "jump box" the driver had in his truck. The 25% climbed within about 10 minutes to 70% and it seems to have been there for a while. In understand a full charge can take 10+ hours, so i will leave it like that overnight (charging at 2 amps). The battery charger's manual said cars usually start when they reach the 77% mark. I just tried it again before i went to bed at 70% and same problem.
One thing i did notice though is that i've never heard the fuel pump prime. I saw in a you tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p22vH...eature=related
) that it was supposed to prime. Is that true for all 749's, or just some. All but Darks? I talked with the previous owner and he never noticed any noise when switching the key to "on".
The dealer recommended checking fuses and connections after that. I've checked many of the apparent plugs with the left fairing off, but i'm not quite sure where the fuse box is. Anyone have a pic?
in all cases its still covered under warranty, and if these quick fixes don't work its getting dropped off at the dealer tomorrow. I hope its just that easy...
Let me know what you all think...thanks!