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Join Date: Apr 2017
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how to tell a dying battery... ?
So my bike died on me a couple of times... once when i pulled in for a gas fillup (turned bike off, filled up and didn't start), another one when I accidentally stalled making a turn and (when i tried to start it back up - no luck) and a couple more. Jump started both times afterwards and things run with no issues for quite some time until the next failure...
So trying to figure out what's happening... The battery shows 13+ volts when i check voltage, and when I start the bike, it doesn't drop below 10... So how do I tell if there is a problem with the battery? Or should I be looking for a short somewhere?
Lastly, how long should the battery last in "on" position (with the lights on) without being started? Ran an experiment turning the bike on and not starting - after ~10 minutes it would not crank... trying to figure out if this is valid, or if it should be holding out longer?