Check your battery

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Mongo1958, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    Removed the seat to remove the poorly installed LED lighting system. I really never liked it or used it much. A few of the LED's were shorted out as well.
    I found the battery terminals loose and barley more than finger tight. just say'n.....
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  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Good find, before it left you stranded.
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  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks for the reminder. Out of sight out of mind. Thanks again.:bigsmiley23:
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I had a battery terminal come loose last year the first sign was the turn signals not working stopped and they worked rode on a wee bit and they stopped again stopped and shut bike off then dead oh bother
    Seat off found one of the terminals loose the terminals are removable with 2 mount points on either end of the battery so the battery can be orientated either way luckily I had a suitable allen key with me that fitted as battery is metric and tools are imperial got it good enough to hold till I got home got the correct tool and all has been well since
    Perhaps I need to fit wheels and a tow hitch to shed and take it with me so that I have all my tools when on the road

    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    As with any vehicle, this is the number 1 cause of charging system failures:s