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07 650 - 17k
Riding along yesterday, Downshifted to pass in corner, rolling into a long sweeper at about 90. Engine starts to stumble & i have to hold the throttle open to keep it alive.
I look down at the gauges & everything is off.
It will not turn back on, dead.
I park it & come back with truck.
I hook it up to battery charger & e everything turn on - gauge wise.
My low beam is dead on the bike so I have been riding with the high beam on.
The power stays on with the headlight off (in low beam position) Stumbles when I engage the hi beam ( headlight on).
When I try to turn it over, I get a buzzing sound, emanating from this.




Now, I had some plate lights hooked up. I moved the plate & left the wires.
One of them had melted the plastic & been burnt to its connection. I trimmed & capped said wires. I was thinking I was chasing a ground, but Im not sure it would react in said ways.
I have inspected all of fuses, alles gut.
Sooo, Im left wondering - any ideas ?
 

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So, charge the battery and see how it runs with the melted wire fixed. seems likely to me that its the shorted wire.
 

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So, charge the battery and see how it runs with the melted wire fixed. seems likely to me that its the shorted wire.
I posted this after trying that.
I removed the battery & fully charged it.
Still nada.
 

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stumped. maybe bad battery or still something grounded.

I can only suggest you test the reg/rec and have the battery load tested.
 

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stumped. maybe bad battery or still something grounded.

I can only suggest you test the reg/rec and have the battery load tested.
My next move.
 

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Well they said there was no juice in the battery, though - it was a new battery, 2 months old. What would cause it to suddenly die ?
I have a new one on the charger, we shall see.
 

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Well they said there was no juice in the battery, though - it was a new battery, 2 months old. What would cause it to suddenly die ?
I have a new one on the charger, we shall see.
was it a poopy walmart battery or a yuasa? I would have advocated bad battery more strongly but the OEM yuasa lasts at least 3-4 years so I didn't guess you had added a new one.

as to what will kill them:
-sulfation
-over charging on bike (bad r/r)
-internal short
 

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was it a poopy walmart battery or a yuasa? I would have advocated bad battery more strongly but the OEM yuasa lasts at least 3-4 years so I didn't guess you had added a new one.

as to what will kill them:
-sulfation
-over charging on bike (bad r/r)
-internal short
Walmart Poopy.
Both new & Old.
Only peeps open on a Sunday.
I'm hoping my exposed wires cased a short & ate the battery.
Otherwise, I will have to move onto investigating hardware failure.
 

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was it a poopy walmart battery or a yuasa? I would have advocated bad battery more strongly but the OEM yuasa lasts at least 3-4 years so I didn't guess you had added a new one.

as to what will kill them:
1.-sulfation
2.-over charging on bike (bad r/r)
3.-internal short

3. Is the correct answer !!
New battery saved it !!
 
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