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garethjl

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garethjl says:

W reg VFR not starting

Last summer I replaced the battery on the VFR800, the bike hadn't been used for some time and wouldn't get going and wouldn't hold a charge. I got the new battery, left it to get ready over a day or two, and it started no problem.


The bike has been used since, had an MOT, and when not being ridden, it's been run in the garage to keep it ticking over.

It's been absolutely fine until the cold snap a couple of weeks back. Judging by the clock it's not holding the charge again. I got myself an Oxford oximiser 900 and it's showing as having between 11-13volts. However the bike still won't start…

Any suggestions?

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Does it

turn over at all, or is it just dead?

If its just been left ticking over in the garage, that'll deplete your battery (starting drains a lot of juice, and needs about 10 miles to charge it back). A battery may be fine in summer, but a cold snap can finish it off if its allowed to weaken beyond a point.

11 volts is a bit low, 13 volts is ok; if you haven't got one, get a test meter (B&Q, Halfords, or a local hardware store, and can be had for a few quid) and get the voltage that way. (Or failing that, swap it with a known good battery).

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garethjl

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garethjl says:

well....

I left it on charge over night with the Oximiser and have given the bike a bit of a rock to move the liquids incase the cold is affecting them, and its now ticking over. it was just doing the old electrical stutter.

The bike belongs to my father in law, so will get him out on it for a few laps of town. if it was my bike i wouldnt be sat here typing right now!

(apologies by the way, i accidentally duplicated this post, and everyone else is writting on the other one!)

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preunit

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preunit says:

Well

delete this one then:unsure:

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garethjl

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garethjl says:

Preunit

I tried twice. Clearly not something you can do from an iPad!

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