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    Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    on: Apr 20, 2022, 09.13 pm
    Apr 20, 2022, 09.13 pm
    Riding today on my 2015 TTSE and the radio would turn off with a ‘low voltage, radio off’ on the screen then come back on again, only to repeat.  When It was idling the TTC warning came on but went off again.  Also when I stopped the screen refused to return to the home position until I restarted and shut down again, could this be a fooked battery?  on the trickle charge it’s reading 12.6v….    Bike starts and runs fine….  But the battery drained over the winter and needed recovery…. Thanks in advance.. 

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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2022, 09.26 am
    Apr 21, 2022, 09.26 am
    Assuming you've checked the obvious - Clean and Tight connections of both Battery terminals
    and no signs of corrosion etc within the Man Fuse holder next to the battery, then I would suggest you
    take it to a Dealer or Battery Retailer with the proper Test equipment, and ask them to test the battery.

    It's the best way of determining the health of the battery and could save you you spending money
    on a new one needlessly, if the problems are due to something else.

    If the Battery tests GOOD, then you can look for other causes such as loose, poor or corroded connections.



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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2022, 11.49 am
    Apr 21, 2022, 11.49 am
    Very sound advice from Coconut as always (and I wouldn’t contradict a word of it) but, if it was fully discharged over winter and is now only registering 12.6 volts on a trickle charger, I’d put money on it being a knackered battery!
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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2022, 01.07 pm
    Apr 21, 2022, 01.07 pm
    Thanks as always for the sound advice guys.  Appreciate it very much indeed. :763:

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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2022, 07.52 am
    Apr 23, 2022, 07.52 am
    Battery was goosed.  New battery fitted and all better now….  :763:

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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #5 on: Apr 23, 2022, 11.03 am
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    Great!
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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2022, 11.57 am
    Apr 23, 2022, 11.57 am
    Cross471, all good to see that a new battery solved your problem. Not to prevent it happening again, buy a good, very good, battery tender and leave it attached to the battery at all times. Unless your riding the bike. Nothing kills a battery quicker than cold weather. I'm not saying you don't get many warm days in Wales, it just makes sense.  :062: :821: :028:
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    Re: Electrical gremlins - is my battery goosed?
    Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2022, 01.44 pm
    Apr 23, 2022, 01.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    Cross471, all good to see that a new battery solved your problem. Not to prevent it happening again, buy a good, very good, battery tender and leave it attached to the battery at all times. Unless your riding the bike. Nothing kills a battery quicker than cold weather. I'm not saying you don't get many warm days in Wales, it just makes sense.  :062: :821: :028:

    I bought one after the discharge issue over winter but it couldn’t save the old volts..  (it was the original battery I think on a 2015 machine) ..  I have it connected after every ride now..  thanks anyway, great advice..