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post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2011, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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My 2008 had little riding this year due to work. Original battery still in it. Went to start it and nada, nothing. Took out battery and of course, bone dry. Had it on charger during winter (2amp). Put in new gel battery. Cranked it over a few cranks. Then when I attempted to crank again, nothing, nada. No idiot lights, zero. Checked main fuse. It is fine. Could the relay be out? Ideas? Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-31-2011, 02:13 AM
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Did you have to charge the new battery first ?
Check both ends of the ground ?
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Thanks for the input all. Seems the new battery was a dud. Didn't hold a charge hardly at all when the shop tested it. Swapped it out for a new one and viola! Everything works.
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