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VFRD Spring Ride 2018 - INFO

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Dudes, I know I said I was coming but half way there about 9:30 at night near Lula,Ga I stopped for gas and the bike wouldn’t start. Some guy helped me jump it. I had no phone,so fearing stoppage in the wilderness of N. Ga I decided to return home and figure out the problem in the morning.

So, relatively new battery, perfect start in the morning, anybody got a diagnostic idea?

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My first guess would be that you need a new battery, but you should check that the old one is getting charged while running by putting a voltmeter across the battery terminals. Unless you are seeing more than 13.5V with a few revs on board, the charging system could be failing. First place to check would be the stator-RR 3 pin connector, then I would also check the main 30A fuse, both are known to get some corrosion going which causes resistance and heat and can cause melting.

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Thanks for the response. My battery is less than a year old. I think I will have to return to the stealership and have it looked at again. In. Couple of days I am going to install a voltmeter so I can monitor what it is doing on the road

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On 5/19/2018 at 9:22 AM, MaxSwell said:

Sorry to hear that. I brought your fifth gen windscreen with me. Send me your address and the cost of shipping and it's yours.

Thank you, Terry!

That was very kind... I read your PM, I think you have me confused with GloryRacer in regards to who changed your tire at Hog Tie...

Unless I was reeeeally drunk... lol

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17 minutes ago, Rush2112 said:

Thank you, Terry!

That was very kind... I read your PM, I think you have me confused with GloryRacer in regards to who changed your tire at Hog Tie...

Unless I was reeeeally drunk... lol

You are correct. When I met the Glorioso's at the meetup I realized my mistake.

Do you still need a windscreen?

 

T

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Pictures and videos from 2018 Spring Memorial ride. I did not get all the videos I wanted, but enjoy for your pleasure.

And yes, Kimball, there is a new FRAM oil filter on the bike and I changed the oil.

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