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post #1 of 7 Old 02-14-2010, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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05 919 starting problem...

Hi folks, been a member here for a while but still dumb when it comes to bikes. I finally took my bike out yesterday and warmed it up as usual and took a drove around the neighbour hood came back parked it.. when i tried to start again .. it hesitated to crank again almost like the battery is giving up on me.. the lights come on when it turn the ignition on but it gives a few cranks and dies.. it has roughly 8000 miles on it.. it's an 05 no mods what soever. So any help .. will be greatly appreciated... also if anyone has a how to service your 919 manual will appreciate the download. Thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-14-2010, 09:47 AM
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Why would you think it is not the battery? It's one if the more common problems. If it isn't a battery, there's something wrong with the charging system. If you had an off-road bike, that's most commonly a rubbed wire from the stator, as it crosses a hard part of the bike. Otherwise, it's probably a rectifier or stator gone bad.

My bet is that it's just the battery. They "moss-over" fairly easily, and short themselves out internally. Is your battery a sealed unit, or do you have to add water? Check the water level if it's not sealed.

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If it wasn't on a Battery Tender from day 1, I'll bet that the battery needs to be replaced if the connections are tight and corrosion free.

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Always start with the simplest thing. Try jump starting it. If its starts then your battery is dead. Charge it. If it takes a charge theen your done. If not, get a new battery.

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I took the battery out.. it doesn't look like the original battery. Gonna get it charge and see from their.. thanks guys.

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I took the battery out.. it doesn't look like the original battery. Gonna get it charge and see from their.. thanks guys.
Be sure to get it tested under load, if you still have problems. They can hold enough of a charge to barely get it started after charging, but, quickly fall back to a no-start condition. Best of wishes on getting it sorted out...I'm one of those that hates electrical stuff, because a bigger hammer isn't the answer.

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Also note: Your little ride around the neighborhood probably didn't recharge the battery from starting and idling. The stator does not start charging until around 2,400 RPM. So if you left it idling for 10 minutes or so, then the battery was running all lights/electronics with no charging for that long.

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