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So I decided the other day to go to this local spot called Twin Peaks, for their Bikini Bike Wash. Well I had been riding around for about an hour before I got there. I sat around for about 15-20 min before it was my turn to get my bike washed. When I went to start it, the starter would turn but then my alarm would chirp, the console would flash and then die. This continued to happen for about 2-2 1/2 hours. I wasn't trying to start it the whole time but everytime I would try the same thing would happen. Starter would turn, alarm would chirp, console would flash. This guy that was helping me try and figure out what was going suggested that my battery might be dead. He said let's give you a push and see if you can dump the clutch and start her up. Sure enough immediately on the first try she started up. I rode her to three different places trying to get my battery checked but no luck. Came home put her away. Didn't touch her for two days. Now on monday all of sudden decided to try and wouldn't you know it she started up on the first try. Like nothing ever happened. I'm confused??? Can anyone help. Any thoughts...ideas??? Thanks in advance for all your input guys and gals.
 

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when you were sitting around were your lights on ? maybe you drained the battery then and driving it charged it back up so you could start it up today
 

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Well I wasn't sitting with my lights on and it was a hot ass summer day in Texas. Actually it was super hot, temp was 101 degrees outside so the bike was hot the whole time, even while sitting. My cousin said something about his friend had a battery one time that didn't want to start when it got too hot. I don't know.
 

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what year is the bike ?? my 03 had an issue with the regulator rectifier overcharging batteries and killing them .. they would start fine when they were cold but once ite got hot good luck .. i went though 3 batteries before i discoverd the real culprit the regulator rectifier once this was replaced the bike never ate another battery .. but the symptome you decribe is exactly what it would do .. i was told although im not sure it had somting to do with the plates in the battery when the battery was extremly hot the plates would contract and not make a good contact once cooled down it would expand and work fine .. i dont really know jack about how batteries work so i cant say for sure . all you can do is test the battery when its hot and see what kinda output you get also with the bike running and hot check to see how much voltage is going to your battery from your stator to see if your regualtor is working properly ..
 

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Thanks for the responses. It's a 2004. And I'm gonna check the battery connections tomorrow. I don't know jack about batteries either that's why I've looking forward to the advice from you guys. I was thinking about taking the battery out and taking it somewhere and having them test it for me. Would that work or should I have it on the bike when I have them check it?
 

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Thanks for the responses. It's a 2004. And I'm gonna check the battery connections tomorrow. I don't know jack about batteries either that's why I've looking forward to the advice from you guys. I was thinking about taking the battery out and taking it somewhere and having them test it for me. Would that work or should I have it on the bike when I have them check it?
make sure u take it to a motorcycle shop
 
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shouldn't matter where you take it. just have them test it at 190 cca. but load testing the battery only lets you know that the battery is in good condition, accepts a charge, and delivers good power.
 

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cold cranking amps = cca
 

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Cool. I'll let you guys know as soon as I find out the results on the battery. I know that one of the guys that left a previous reply said something about a regulator. I guess if the battery measures out fine then I'll have to start looking at that. I really hope it's just the battery. I've only owned the bike for 1 1/2 maybe. Now I've gone a whole week without riding and the weather has been perfect. Which oh btw, anyone in the Dallas, Texas area that ever wants to ride just hit me up here.
 
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