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I regulary have starting issues, wherby it seems to start when it feels like it!

I have recently had the starter soleniod replaced as that seemed to be an issue and it was good for a few weeks. Then the other night it would not start again so I checked the forum and started by giving the battery a full charge and checked the voltage, which is around 13 volts. It started eventually tonight after a good few atempts, but I wanted to check what others have as a standard full charge. I read here that 14 volts is common on a full charge - is this what I should expect? When running I checked again and it was only reading 13 volts if it makes any difference?

The battery was replaced about a year ago, so before I buy another any advice?

Also if the concensus is a new battery, any advice on the best one to get as I'd rather get one that gives more life!

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R
 

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To be honest I am a bit confused! From what you say the battery is probably good...so still other gremlins!

How do you do a load test?

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R

Your battery sounds fine, although a load test is the only sure test.

Your battery voltage question sounds a little confused. Your resting battery voltage should only be something over 12 volts, but right after being on a charger it will measure over 13. That is not it's "real" charge, and if you let it rest for 1/2 hour or more, it will settle out to something more like 12.5 or so.

Up in the 14's you're talking about the charging voltage that the bike's system creates to charge your battery back up, but it's not the voltage that the battery itself can provide.
 
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