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jackbox64

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jackbox64 says:

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hi, i have a 1991 st1100 abs/tcs. had the bike in winter storage, got it out to get it ready for summer, did all the normal checks. bike started ok and ran well. then gave it a wash and polish, put bike back in shed for a couple of days and battery went completly flat. took battery of and charged it. when back on bike ignition on started ok. but abs/tcs lights constantly flashing.and wont go off. left bike again for acouple of more days battery totaly flat again, checked all connectors that i can but no joy. can you help?

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi

sounds like you need to buy a new battery.

Jaffa will be along soon to give you all the spec on checking the charging system, hope you have a multimeter.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

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Yep, your battery will have given up the ghost.  It will be worth checking your charging system too - pay particular attention to the regulator/rectifier, which is we well-known Honda weak point. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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Welcome jackbox and thankyou father smidget,as said sounds like the battery.

Have you a multimeter to check the battery voltage,charging system and any current leakages?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=lcd+digital+multimeter&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Cheap as chips as says used2bfast.(who`s he/she)?:unsure:

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jackbox64

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jackbox64 says:

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cheers jaffa, i didnt think it was the battery as it was new one last year and it had a full charge in it, even after winter storeage, and it haveing gone flat so soon after prep work.for this year. would the battery drain so quick
even with the ignition and all ancilleries disconected?
but i will check it with a meter.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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Good,(1)check the voltage after 2 hours off charge

(2)when cranking (3) On tickover (4) At 5,000rpm with lights on.

Q,is the battery made in China/Taiwan?

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jackbox64

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jackbox64 says:

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hi jaffa, its was made in taiwan/ honda oe.
got it on a trickle charger at the mo. and im in the prosses of getting a meter. will let you know how i get on.  oh and thanks for the welcome.

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smidget

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smidget says:

jackbox

Your battery will have either sulphated plates or buckled plates, this will cause any cell to become unserviceable, whilst the cell will hold Volts it will not maintain an Ampere output. Lack of use tends to destroy batteries.

Do yourself a favour and buy a good quality battery, Yuasa, Exide.

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