Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
Bike wont charge
Last week on my way to work, my bike was running great. I stopped for breakfast, and then it wouldn't start. I had not been watching my voltage gauge while riding, but When it wouldn't start I noticed it read 11.5volts.
I was able to get it jumped by a coworker and rode to work no problem, but the gauge never got above 10.7volts. At the end of the day I couldn't get the big jumper cables at work to get on the battery terminals, so i had to call someone with a trailer to come pick me up.
At home I put the bike on my charger and it was entirely charged the next morning. I unplugged the bike and it held a charge for 3 days.
Today I started it no problem. I left it idling in the driveway for about a hour as I washed my truck. The bike was a 12.7 when I started, and a hour later was 10.4-10.7. I took a spin around the neighborhood and it got up to 11.0volts. It had great performance while riding. It would not restart after I shut it down.
So what part of the charging system is causing this?
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips