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Dead bike need help
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:56:13 pm »
Okay guys I've run out of ideas.  NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!  Okay 2001 Connie, went to start it, turned on key, dash lights up like it's suppose to.  Hit the starter button everything went dark.  I replaced the ignition switch, I replaced the relays in the fuse box.  Still turn key on no lights.  I'm at a loss  >:(

Just moved to Florida (Naples area) brought bike with, only mode of transport.  Well renting a car now $$$$ racking up.

Why no power to lights, battery is good.  Does the starter relay have anything to do with it, and where the heck is it?  Once again help please and thanks.

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 12:02:27 am »
What did you do to verify your battery is good?  Have you load tested the battery? 

"Okay 2001 Connie, went to start it, turned on key, dash lights up like it's suppose to.  Hit the starter button everything went dark.
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What you describe is typical of a battery with a broken internal connection.  It will light the instruments, but as soon as you hit the starter button the lights go out and no starter.

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 12:09:26 am »
I have seen this many times.

Put a voltage  meter on the battery. Record (write down) the voltage.
Next, turn the bike on and then hit the starter button. Now what does the voltage meter say? Tell us

We await your answer for the battery voltage before and after you hit the starter button

PS: Bob H is correct.

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 12:32:12 am »
I have seen this many times.

Put a voltage  meter on the battery. Record (write down) the voltage.
Next, turn the bike on and then hit the starter button. Now what does the voltage meter say? Tell us

We await your answer for the battery voltage before and after you hit the starter button

PS: Bob H is correct.

Okay guys here's what happened........... meter read 12.57V   turned on ignition voltage dropped to 4-5 v plus the magnetic switch next to the fuse box started clicking.  This is the battery then?
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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 12:35:03 am »
absolutely a bad battery
You got it..  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 12:44:31 am »
absolutely a bad battery
You got it..  :great: :beerchug:

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 02:00:21 am »
Hi,
      From what I have read...

If you do the load test with a VOM Meter ...

And the voltage drops BELOW 9.6V...

Then you have a bad battery!

This of course after it is fully charged.

A 4 or 5V load test???

Yea, she's toast! ;D

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 07:37:38 pm »
If you're not 100% convinced, take the old battery to the shop and have them do a load test before you pop for a new one. But it sounds like they'll likely confirm the COG diagnosis.

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 08:42:24 pm »
Had the same thing happen with my bike last summer. Tried everything because the battery was only 4 months old. Once I'd done all the other tests, I ignored the idea that a NEW battery must not be shot already -- and sure enough, was the battery.

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Re: Dead bike need help
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 01:58:12 am »
Update................. yep guys put a new battery in and she fired right up.   Thanks for the diagnosis.  Never thought of checking voltage under a load.  Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 02:21:59 pm »
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