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OK, I know you are in a hurry. But do not be enough of a hurry to spend money when you do not need to.
There are some troubleshooting things to do first.
You said NEW battery and it is 13V and 357 cranking amps. I just had a battery fail and I bought a Duracell Ultra YTX14-BS factory size replacement. It has 220 cranking amps.
Do you have a digital volt meter? An analog one will work but watching that needle move while testing is not as easy.
While at a steady state, fully charged you should get about 12.80 or better for 100% charged.
This needs to be measured, NOT guessed at.
12.80 or greater = 100%
12.60 = 75%
12.30 = 50%
12.00 is DEAD = 25%
11.80 may not recover = 0%
Do this test first.
Then we get to voltage WHILE cranking. The computer will not let the fuel injectors fire at below 12.30 volts so while cranking it must be above 12.30 V. If it drops below this then another test needs to be done and this is where I get the jumper cables out. For testing only, I hook them up to a known good car battery but DO NOT START THE CAR!!!! Quickly now I do the cranking test again and if it drops below the 12.30 volts it MAY be in the starter system or in the bikes wiring. Disconnect the car battery from the bike after testing.
But if you start car while hooked up to the bikes system it will fry things real quick so never start the donor vehicle. A motorcycle battery will take about 2 AMPs MAX or damage may happen. Even hooking a motorcycle battery up to a car battery will over charge it so you have to do this testing quickly and then disconnect the car battery.
"Never mount a passenger car tire on a motorcycle rim; the flat profile of a car tire is incompatible ....." TOTALLY HOG WASH!!!
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Prior GT Radial Champiro VP1 185/60 HR 14, Potenza RE92 165/65 SR 14 and 155/65 HR 14 Formosa D2
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Last edited by Dave_J; 04-18-2017 at 05:41 PM.