Hey guys, y'all have been so helpful over the last 1 1/2 years, I wanted to give back a little (from an engine/electronic goof).
Bike died while at the library last week (yes, I'm a dweebie V rider) - bunch of clicking & and wouldn't start. Roll-started it, but it died twice on the 2-mile trip home, but thankfully, I was going fast enough to keep roll-starting it.
Made it home and bought a new battery (Walmart Ever-Ready) and battery maintainer. Put the electrolytes that come with the battery in, and I charged the battery with the auto-charger (small $18 Amazon Shulmacher charger). I quit charging when it said it said charge was good. Mulitmeter read at 13+v. Turned ignition on, it cycled through, all systems go; and I hit the starter and got a single, loud click and all stopped.
Did it a few times while ck'g everything and same thing - click then nothing.
I ck'd all the fuses and they were good. I was too ignorant to check the starter relay and solenoid. As a last ditch effort, I thought I'd put it on the charger for longer than the green light, auto-charger said.
After waiting two days, I put the battery in today after cleaning the connections with WD40 (they weren't dirty at all, but just to be safe) and thoroughly tightened down battery connections. She started! Woohoo! Rode her around for awhile and all seems to be good.
Before you go to all the research I did (tho' I learned a lot): BE SURE YOUR BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED! I don't think mine was, tho' the charger read full. Once I did that, it started fine.
As I read on this forum and others, I think we sometimes quit too early on being sure the new battery is fully charged.
Sorry this is so long, but thanks for all the help you guy/gals give about technical stuff. So glad I didn't have to check the relay and solenoid.
P.S. There are other posts with links to the Service Manual (which is different than the Owner's Manual - you can learn a lot).
Thanks for all y'all do in helping us sort out irritating issues. Love my Versys!