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    I know the battery on the new GSXR is smaller than previous ones, but it seems a bit rubbish. I could leave all my old GSXRs for 2 or 3 months and they'd fire up no problems. Not used the new one for a few weeks and it only just started. I've done about 35 miles today to put some charge in. It was 12.4v when I got home, but only 12.2v an hour later

    I always thought that 12.5 was full ?

    I borrowed a battery charger today. Do you think it's worth putting on charge?

    I'm a bit worried as we're off on a week holiday on Sunday.

    The pics show it's putting out 14.4 when running, so that's OK

    Hmm







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    Default Re: Is My Battery OK ?

    Check the voltage at the battery. Dash will show it with power on so will be lower as lights etc are drawing power.

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    Default Re: Is My Battery OK ?

    Full is around 12.8. 12.2 is knackered.

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    Default Re: Is My Battery OK ?

    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Full is around 12.8. 12.2 is knackered.
    The bike is only 6 months old

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    Check the voltage at the battery. Dash will show it with power on so will be lower as lights etc are drawing power.
    Good point.

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    35 degrees @ 5 in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    35 degrees @ 5 in the morning
    I noticed that

    It was 5 PM and the bike had been sat in the garage for a while after the ride. Was 27c today

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Full is around 12.8. 12.2 is knackered.
    It's dropped to 12.0v after a few hours. But shows 12.15v on the meter thingy. It fires up no problem, so maybe it will be OK

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    Stop being a Jessie and just ride the bloody thing, worry about it when it stops working.

    Sent from my SM-T560 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Stop being a Jessie and just ride the bloody thing, worry about it when it stops working.

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    Yup, but we're off on a week long jolly Sunday and will be a pain if it fails. I have it on trickle charge overnight.

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    Have you forgotten how to bump start?


    I've no idea if you can bump start a modern bike btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you forgotten how to bump start?


    I've no idea if you can bump start a modern bike btw.

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    I suppose 6 strong lads could do that, but after a beery lunch, it will be hard work.

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    Default Re: Is My Battery OK ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you forgotten how to bump start?


    I've no idea if you can bump start a modern bike btw.

    Sent from my SM-T560 using Tapatalk
    Only if there is enough juice to prime the fuel pump, i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you forgotten how to bump start?


    I've no idea if you can bump start a modern bike btw.

    Sent from my SM-T560 using Tapatalk
    My experience of a modern fi bike is it's a struggle, to many modules and computers need volts before it'll think about starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I noticed that

    It was 5 PM and the bike had been sat in the garage for a while after the ride. Was 27c today
    You're welcome to it, it was 11c this morning, but I'm still in shorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    It's dropped to 12.0v after a few hours. But shows 12.15v on the meter thingy. It fires up no problem, so maybe it will be OK
    But you'll be riding it daily, so probs won't be a problem, and if it is send one of the boys out on a battery buying ride whilst you people watch.

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