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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Towed home on a flat bed!

I was out doing errands and went to leave and just got a "click" when I hit the starter button, then the computer reset. Couldn't get it to even spin! I called a tow truck using my AMA membership, and he was there within an hour.
Before all this I noticed my ABS warning light was on, which I thought was strange. When I got home I put a volt meter on the battery and it read 7.5 volts!
I'm thinking my stator or voltage regulator died? I have it on a charger now and I'll see if I can start it and read the voltage.




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Well that stinks.

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Just a battery

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Or very likely a dud reg/rec if you have not done tbe upgrade to a mosfet unit.

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I hope not. It's a Shorai that is just under 2 years old.


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I hope not. It's a Shorai that is just under 2 years old.
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You better read up on charging that Shorai before you try to start your bike.

I read somewhere that they did not take a charge when flat.
Also if that/or any battery is not 100% fully charged, these Triumphs and their sprag clutches don't like it too much.

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Shorais do not automatically self destruct when run completely flat, at least not in my limited experience. Sure does sound like the charging system went out to me. Good luck!

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Only caveat I am aware of regarding Shorai batteries is not to use a charger that has a de-sulphation mode.

I've had one for a year and a half and have just transferred it to a new bike.

c'daddy, sounds as though you will be checking your charge circuit performance.

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I've owned 2 Shorai batteries for a couple years now and I do remember reading about the dangers of running them very low.

I also bought the fancy Shorai charger. It balances the individual cells and does some other hocus-pocus as well. Seemed like a good investment.
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Personally, I just buy bikes with new batterys and sell them before they go dead. Don't have to worry about any of this crap.

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