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Old 01-18-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
Rich2wd OP
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Location: Geraldton WA, Australia
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990 parked up for 6 months won't start

G'day all, I have a 2007 990 Adv low mileage 6000 km's in great condition. The bike was parked up for about 6 months while I completed a traineeship (read empty wallet, bike not registered), yesterday I went to give it a birthday with an oil change and that's when my troubles started....

The battery (factory original) was understandably dead, knackered so much so it won't charge. No worries I'll jump start from the cars battery, no good. With or without the bikes battery hooked up to the bike the car battery will not turn the 990's motor over. The tacho needle jumps at the turn of the key but when you hit the go button nothing.

I have checked all the fuses and I can turn the engine over by hand by the rear wheel with a lot of effort. I should be able to jump start the bike, correct? Where do I go from now?

Cheers Rich
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