Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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dead battery = dead bike...
right I found this out the hard way... since it is fuel injected your bike will die if your battery becomes dead... I went camping over the weekend and little weird things made me aware that something was up, mostly it wasn't starting as quickly as it normally does... but I didn't know what was going on so I couldn't do anything anyway... on the way home I had been driving for about an hour (at 65mph) and my speedo and rpm went blank and if I did anything that required power like horn or break lights it would studder and struggle... but it kept running so I just kept going... well there was road construction where the pavement ended so I slowed down to like 2nd gear and it stalled out and died... owell what can you do... I was literally in the middle of nowhere and had no cell service. so I figured it was a fuse and started looking at all my fuses. Luckily it was the end of memorial day weekend and there was lots of traffic, specifically trucks towing trailers with dirt bikes and four wheelers... I wasn't panicking yet (I had all my camping gear too so yeah) but a nice family stopped and loaded my dead V onto their trailer and took me to civilization... where through conversations with the guy saying fuel injected engines do that and looking around on the internet I got my battery charged and it runs again (for now)
the big question is why did it drain the battery and not charge it??? I guess its time for the dreaded dealer to look at it since it is under the EXTENDED warranty (it's one year and like 2 months old)... and yeah I'll post whatever I figure out...
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