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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by sfair View Post
I do not recommend battery boosting except in emergency situations as it can put the ECU at risk. I do not recommend jumper wires either unless absolutely necessary. Just to easy to have a mix-up which can result in two problems...then the real tail chasing begins.
Correct diagnostic procedures with a meter will spot the problem every time and results in the least cost and effort.
I agree with you 100%. However, I was not "in" on the initial troubleshooting so it was impossible for me to stop him. He is moving this weekend so I am going to try and clear some space in my garage to see if I can acquire his bike and do my own troubleshooting. That would definatley make things go a little quicker.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well my charger has been hooked up to his battery for two days and it still shows as though it is charging. I fully believe his battery is toast and until he gets a new one I am not going to bother wasting my, or your, time troubleshooting.

Thanks for the help and support I have received.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 08:40 PM
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OK, on the battery, but, listen to sfair. He knows! In the meantime you might check the negative battery cable at both ends. Make sure it has a good clean connection. Post back with your investigation progress.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Post back with your battery results.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well I finally convinced him to buy a new battery. After it's initial charge the bike fired right up.

Again, thanks for all the help and advice.
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