Battery open circuit voltage means almost nothing.Charge the battery first, then check the voltage, should be 13v +. If you still hear the clicking sound when trying to start it, come back and tell us. (Could be a few things.)
If it starts after charging, then later on it does the same thing, something is either draining it (time to troubleshoot), or the battery is not charging (time to troubleshoot), or you have a bad battery. I'd buy a new battery and be done. At least you know then it's not the battery when you start troubleshooting--especially if your battery is not new.
And I'll stand by what I said. A battery that reads 13v means nothing.If the battery is OK, I agree; not what I was talking about. I thought the OP was talking about troubleshooting a questionable battery and a clicking sound when trying to start the bike. So battery voltage is everything. I still stand by what I said. Too many times in my life, whether it be a car battery or a motorcycle battery, it has been diagnosed wrong. They said it was good, and was found later to be bad. They said it's bad, then found it to be good. If the battery is NOT new and will NOT come up to full charge, and hold that charge, replace it and be done.
Tires, battery, fluids, keep 'em fresh. Just me, not arguing with anyone.
Good info, thanks!And I'll stand by what I said. A battery that reads 13v means nothing.
What it reads under load is what counts.
A battery that reads good open circuit can go to zero as soon as a load is put across the terminals.
A load test is the only way to go.