New member here -w/ 06 919
Hi all! New member here.
After several problems with my 84 Nighthawk 700S, I got myself a 2006 919. I'm still working on the DMV/INS and other issues, but hope to be riding by the end of the month.
I have a quick question. The battery was completely dead when I bought the bike. We used jumper cables to start the bike, but every time we removed the cables, the bike died.
We let it warm up a bit, but it still died as soon as we removed the cables.
I know cars can run without a battery, and I expected a bike would as well. This makes me think the alt has a problem.
However, I know that my other bike will discharge under 2500RPM, so I was thinking this bike might be the same.
Q. Will a 06 919 run without a battery?
I don't have the bike stored at my place yet, so I can't run any tests. Haven't even bought a battery yet.
Next question, I've had pretty good luck with cheap batteries on the Nighthawk, is there any reason to buy the big $$ battery or am I going to be fine with the cheaper ones?
Thanks, and I look forward to talking with everyone.