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post #11 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:26 AM
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I had a battery go out suddenly on my Nomad. I couldn't even jump it off with it in the bike. This will happen when two cells short together and drop the voltage.

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post #12 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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I will charge my battery when I get home. I will let you know if it works thanks
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post #13 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:34 AM
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My battery would not charge. As already suggested, take the battery to an auto parts store and they will test it for you for free.

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post #14 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just charge my battery 100% and it still does the same any other ideas
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post #15 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:09 PM
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Have you checked all the voltage readings on the starter circuit from the battery through the starter solenoid then to the starter itself?
Check the voltage at each end of the cables.

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you never did say if you took the battery and had it tested. You might have a cell that went bad.

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It's a brand new battery and it charge up fine. I will check out the voltage tomorrow thanks
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post #18 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if maybe the engine is seize up
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post #19 of 299 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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Take the spark plugs out then put it in gear and see if the bike still moves as the pistons will still be able to move up n down the cylinder.

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Ok I'll try that tomorrow when I get home. So if it in gear won't it not roll
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