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Old 11-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #524
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Location: Studio City, CA
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Originally Posted by studioe6 View Post
In general for the G650 It seems like owners are either having the battery issue items or the valve issue items, or both related to each other? Who knows?

More commonly it seems like these G650's weren't shipped with stellar batteries. I couldn't start my bike on a cold start last week and after charging the battery it cranked just fine. Weird... but "seems" like after the battery is less that 90% for some reason it's falling short of crank amps. Maybe the reason why some owners are seeing improved results after a new battery.
I could go either way on this. It may be that the stronger battery has the oomph to overcome the lack of decompression and just masks the problem.
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