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Offline Bludy L

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Nothing!
« on: November 16, 2013, 05:27:29 pm »
Hi all,
I went to ride the Trophy SE this morning. I put the key in the ignition and turned it. I get nothing. I mean nothing. No indication that there is any power anywhere.
It's be cold at night, subfreezing but the bike is in an unheated garage. I rode the bike Thursday with no issues.
Any ideas?
My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 05:32:54 pm »
The obvious answer would be that the battery is dead, but as to why ?  :084:  :187:

I have previoosly garaged the bike and thought I had just locked the steering,
but had actually managed to turn the key that little bit further,
and acitvated the "Parking" lghts. 

If these are left on for long enough they will flatten the battery ???



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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 05:48:54 pm »
"If these are left on for long enough they will flatten the battery "

One night should not be enough, unless the battery was already weak
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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 07:12:34 pm »
He rode it Thursday and it wouldn't start today ( Saturday ) = 2 nights,
unless it's a quirk of International time zones ?

Don't know how much current the Parking circuit would draw,
just offering this as a potential quick thing to check.

I agree that it could also be a duff battery.


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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 07:52:51 pm »
I agree with Coconut it could be that something was left on since Thursday which is two nights and 1 day in any time zone  :005: :005: But not lets get into a pissing contest it nobody anywhere.It could be the battery? A few years ago I had a battery that dropped a cell and that was OK or has I thought and wouldn't start ten mins later. It could also be the main fuse  :087: Worth a try  :028: :028:

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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 09:28:03 pm »
Thanks for the input.

No parking lights were on to the best of my knowledge. I put it on a tender so the charge will be slow, that is if it charges. My fear is that there is a short somewhere the would continuously drain the battery. If it doesn't take a charge overnight tonight, I'll remove the battery tomorrow and attempt to charge it.

I had no inkling that anything was coming, no indication that the battery was weak.

They only thing I did was install the lock cylinder for the top case. I can't see how that could cause any batter problems.
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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 09:44:56 pm »
*Originally Posted by Bludy L [+]
I put it on a tender so the charge will be slow, that is if it charges.
I expect that will be the fix. There is a circuit in there that will disconnect all loads from the battery when the voltage gets too low. But then, it could be too low to restart the bike and seem totally dead with no indication of even a try.  A slight recharge should take care of that and be okay. Sometimes a long wait of an hour or two could fix it too, as the battery could build back up on it's own and get above the point where it all shuts down, even without a real charge.

If it happens more than once, I would replace the battery.

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Re: Nothing!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 10:13:29 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
He rode it Thursday and it wouldn't start today ( Saturday ) = 2 nights,
unless it's a quirk of International time zones ?
sorry I took a short cut
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