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Old 04-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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04 636- confusing electrical problems

alright so a couple days ago i rode around on the bike perfectly fine. i get home, change, and go back out to start it up and all of a sudden no power. i turn the key and nothing happens. no start up sequence, no clicking, no power whatsoever. i run it up and down the street trying to bump start it and all of a sudden i get some power but it turned off again when i pressed the starter. take the bike apart, checked everything with a voltmeter, everything was good, looked around, and found a loose connection. fixed it, got power, pressed the starter then there was a loud pop and i lost power again. checked everything with the voltmeter again and looked at the fuses, no issues. getting frustrated i decided to just wait and take it to a shop when i have a day off.

noww its friday and just messing around before work i turn the key to see what happens. it turns on but the battery is almost dead. run it up and down the street to bump start and it almost turns on but not quite enough power.

what do u think is the problem? is it just a dead battery? the stator? I'm so confused with this situation.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:21 PM   #2
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use jumper cables from a car's battery to the bikes battery but do not run the car's engine while jumping. see what happens when you try to start the bike. if it's a bad battery, it should start. if it's something else...............well.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:27 AM   #3
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I know you said you checked everything but are you certain the battery cables are tight?
If you suspect it's the battery do as El Pachuco suggested.
you can also pull it out and bring it by and I'll charge the battery and load test it, for free.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:22 AM   #4
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I got parts for that bike if needed but like they suggested charge your battery and check over everything again. If u can't get it take it to m.u Patrick will take care of you
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alright cool thanks guys. ill look into that and update with what happens.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:12 PM   #6
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Exactly what my jeep used to do, the batery cables were tight but one day i decided to clean the battery terminals, they were really corroded ( i couldnt see the corrosion till the bat cables were off) i cleaned them and it was fine and dandy after that.
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