I've had my used 2011 ABS Speed Triple (in warranty until may 2013) for a little over a month which has been given me start trouble after only the first two days of owning it. Some background on the bike is that previous owner only put 3K miles on it and other then battery tender cables being installed at the dealership the bike is bone stock. I drove the bike from VA to NJ about 300 miles with few pit stops and had no issues. On day two I drove the bike for about an hour, pulled into a gas station to fill up, and then bike would not start (I get a few kicks but engine won't turn over). After multiple failed clutch starts I had to get cables out and get a jump.
For the next month this same problem persists:
(1) Bike is dead when I try to turn on in the morning and has to be jumped,
(2) After an hour of riding, I can just barely get get the engine to turn over on restart
(3) If I power down again I get a few kicks and engine won't start
I've tried the following and the same problem still persists:
(i) Installed both brand new Shorai LC18 and OEM battery and bike has same drain issue (note: Shorai lasted about 1 hour and couldn't power back up at a 90% charge)
(ii) Removed tender cables in case of defective cables
(iii) Checked and tightened cables connected to battery
(iv) Checked and tightened cables connected o stator and starter
note: temperature hasn't gone below 30 degrees here and buddy has same bike as me with not start issues
Videos of issue can be seen at the following:
After 1 hour ride on OEM Battery:
Once hooked up to cables:
Same problem with Shorai Installed at 90% charge:
This has been the most frustrating issue I have ever dealt with which will undoubtedly leave me stranded every-time I go out. If anyone ha any suggestions or has dealt with a similar issue, PLEASE HELP!