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08-28-2016 10:43 AM
KLR_Ghost
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Originally Posted by Toney View Post
Glad you got it fixed.
Thanks! It's so good to be back on the road!
08-28-2016 09:17 AM
Toney
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Originally Posted by KLR_Ghost View Post
Installed the battery this morning and she lives! It also rides well without that intermittent stalling problem I had before.

I'll double check and see if there's anything amiss on the wiring.

Glad you got it fixed.
08-27-2016 11:52 PM
KLR_Ghost Alright, everything checks out. I load tested the old battery and after "Charge" it was only putting out like 8 volts.
08-27-2016 04:21 PM
KLR_Ghost Installed the battery this morning and she lives! It also rides well without that intermittent stalling problem I had before.

I'll double check and see if there's anything amiss on the wiring.
08-26-2016 08:44 PM
DanBarwick Are you sure your battery terminals are snug? My first thought was that your battery terminals might be loose.
08-25-2016 11:48 PM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by KLR_Ghost View Post
Nope, I am not familiar with that recall. Where can I find details?
Use the Forum Search function and you will find the info. This is probably the best thread on it. Post #13 has pictures.

http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...preciated.html

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08-25-2016 11:09 PM
KLR_Ghost Nope, I am not familiar with that recall. Where can I find details?
08-25-2016 11:08 PM
KLR_Ghost Hey everyone!

I thought it couldn't hurt so I bought a new OEM equivalent battery from cyclegear. It checks out on the multimeter but I'm hesitant to install it.

The duraboost charger that I had previously used on the old battery doesn't seem to light up when I connect alligator clips or terminal leads! Could the old battery have fried the tender? Perhaps it was defective for some reason.

Heading out now to exchange the charger just in-case.
08-25-2016 04:59 PM
klr4evr Has your bike had the wiring harness rub through recall done on it??
08-25-2016 01:40 PM
Damocles
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. . . it appears that the battery has a fill line and there's no fluid inside.
Without electrolyte covering the battery plates, the battery can only deliver insufficient current, regardless of the voltage after charge.

Your battery may be shot, maybe not. Top off the cells, charge it, and see (my recommendation).

If you can jump the battery with a known hot automobile battery and start the bike successfully, then . . . chances are, something's amiss with the motorcycle battery.
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