Main Motorcycle: Street Triple R
Join Date: Jul 2012
Has anyone had this problem before (Battery or R/R problem) ?
i have a 2010 STR which i have had for about 6 months... anyways i let my brother borrow my bike about 4 weeks ago, when he pulled up to put it into the garage he dropped the bike and broke the right indicator, (i think this may have something to do with the problem).
last week i went to go fora ride and i had NO power what so ever. a quick test with a multimeter and it was showing 6.somthing volts.
tried to clutch start did nothing, then we decided to jump start it. it worked like a beauty, started the way it normally did let the bike warmup for a minute or two, then disconnected the jumper leads off the car and the bike stalled. Tried again and again and the bitch would not keep running without the jumper leads connected.
I borrowed a trickle charger off my mate and charged the battery over 24hrs and tonight i connected it again and hey presto it starts like a beauty. i dont have a multimeter to check the volts of the battery to see if the alternator is working but i let the bike run for over an hour, didnt really have the balls to take it for a spin incase it died on me again.
My questions are:
1. Could the drop shorted something out and drained the battery?
2. Is the R/R playing up?
3. Is the battery on its way out?
4. Could this be a act of my fiance telling me to sell the bike (hahahahah)
5. Have any ideas?
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