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Bad battery?

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I bump started my verys this afternoon, after running out of patience for my trickle charger (first time out this season). I rode for about an hour, and the entire time the electronic dash would flick on and off while the tach jumped around. The FI light stayed off.

Is this a bad battery? Or charging problem? I don't have any electrical testing equipment, and only a trickle charger. Advice please..
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Very likely battery. Start there.

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If it were battery power related you would have more symptoms like rough idling, dim headlights, hesitation.

Might just be a lose earth connection or lost connector at back of instrument cluster
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If it were battery power related you would have more symptoms like rough idling, dim headlights, hesitation.

Might just be a lose earth connection or lost connector at back of instrument cluster
I should have added that- it did idle roughly, and the headlights would brighten / dim if I twisted the throttle. But I did run it for about an hour, and I thought that would have been enough to put some charge on the battery?
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Sounds like the Battery... it the headlights brighten with higher RPMs, then the Stator is OK.
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If it is a Yuasa AGM battery, I woud put it back on the trickle charger for 10 hours, for the time it takes you could disconnect the negative battery connection in case you have something else discharging the battery, after 10 hours the bike should crank over no problem. My original battery lasted 6 years, replaced with the same make.
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Check battery connections, then charge it up, and if it doesn't hold its charge - expect to get a NEW one.

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