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Author Topic: Electrical Gremlin  (Read 1146 times)

SteveThackery

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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2015, 12:32:04 AM »
Bad battery - I've had exactly the same symptoms on other vehicles.

The battery shows 12.5 - 13V when tested, but has a very high internal resistance, so as soon as you put any load on it, the voltage drops right off.

I'll bet this week's wages a new battery will fix it.
2014 B5, stock apart from disabled auto-decomp.  Also ride a Kawasaki Versys 650 for everyday use.

Previous:
'06 ElectraX (Good bike, had no trouble at all)
'02 500ES (Fully "Hitchcocked" - 535, cams, piston, etc - and still a piece of junk)

gremlin

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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2015, 03:58:48 PM »
......I'll bet this week's wages a new battery will fix it.

On Holiday this week, eh?   ;)
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Gypsyjon

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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2015, 07:09:33 PM »
 :D   Oh well..had the battery load tested yesterday...2 CCA.

Looking back, the symptoms were obvious! I should have stayed with the KISS system., but no, I dove right into the complex....

Mr. Singh suggested this at the outset....Do I feel like a dumb ass?  YES!

Thanks for all the help guys! Sorry for being and idiot>

heloego

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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2015, 09:50:44 PM »
NO worries, mate! I'm plenty dumb enough m'sef.  :o
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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2015, 02:26:20 PM »

I'll bet this week's wages a new battery will fix it.

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SteveThackery

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Re: Electrical Gremlin
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2015, 09:38:20 PM »
Respect

You wouldn't say that if you knew how little I earn in a week!   :)
2014 B5, stock apart from disabled auto-decomp.  Also ride a Kawasaki Versys 650 for everyday use.

Previous:
'06 ElectraX (Good bike, had no trouble at all)
'02 500ES (Fully "Hitchcocked" - 535, cams, piston, etc - and still a piece of junk)