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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty new bike, 2016, 10 days past warranty/....☺

Battery is draining sporadically. Sitting nice at 12.5 volts, and then I go into a store for 20 minutes, and it won't start. Checked voltage, it's dropped to 11.5v.

Bike is all stock - no changes (yet..).

Left battery out all night, charging, and it's back to normal 12.5v for a few days. Then today, same problem - needed a boost at a repair shop.

Weird that I heard a whining sound for 5 seconds, occasionally, coming from near the ignition switch or engine. Even with the key out.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-27-2018, 08:46 PM
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Load test your battery, just had another member with a similar problem, turned out to be a intermittent shorted cell. Failed on the load test. The whining sound is pressure relief from the gas tank, sounds like a computer fan running.On the left side of the tank.
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