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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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Why is battery dying

Originally Posted by skidxr View Post
So my 990 left me stranded... Again ! Due to a dead battery. I'm considering carrying an extra battery now when I head out solo into not so traveled areas. I'm wondering if I could get by with a small Ballistic 4 cell to act as a jump start battery, just because it's so small is my reason for that choice. Has anyone done this?
Just as important question is:

why is your battery dying?

When the bike is running low RPMs and you are in slow technical terrain the rad fan will be running most of the time. This puts a lot more load on the charging/battery system when the lights are on as well. Some riders install a light switch (or you can pull the light fuse) to turn off the lights when in this situation to save the battery. Maybe try that when you are out next time.

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