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Old 07-09-2013, 03:01 AM   #25351
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Where did you buy yours from? I just bought one from Western Power Sports at powersportsuperstore.com. It said on their site that it fits the 250, 310, 450, 510, 610, 630. It doesn't fit my 610 and not even close....doesn't look like the photo either. It's really narrow and small for the smaller huskys. I'm in the process of returning it. I checker Acerbis' web site and couldn't find one for a 610 at all.
On eBay. I haven't got it yet, but sounds like I'll be sending it back too. That sucks, it was a good price at $65 shipped.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #25352
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It died

First the bike a 2006 with just shy of 11k on the clock. Mods and farkles are unimportant to this story I "think".
The short story. Last ride about 50 miles out it developed a mild miss at mid range and above, not enough to even impact running speed. I figured I got some bad fuel on the last fill up, drained carb and tank, fueled with some gas I had around.
Fast forward to this morning, pull the bike out going to ride it to work. Fires off nicely, heading down the street I note the miss is still there. Ok requires further followup but only a marginal concern. Pulling up to a stop sign the bike dies. Not necccessarily unusual since it doesn't like to idle cold. Now comes the fun... Hit the magic button, nothing. Instrument lights also go away momentarily. Cycle the key instrument lights are back, battery icon is flashing. After fooling with it for a few minutes I push it back to the house and give it a quick check. Battery voltage -12.6 volts, on the charger jumps to 13.3 quickly and I now can get the starter solenoid to click, headlight is fluttering at a high rate and the gps indicates it drops below running voltage.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Wild ass guesses?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #25353
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First the bike a 2006 with just shy of 11k on the clock. Mods and farkles are unimportant to this story I "think".
The short story. Last ride about 50 miles out it developed a mild miss at mid range and above, not enough to even impact running speed. I figured I got some bad fuel on the last fill up, drained carb and tank, fueled with some gas I had around.
Fast forward to this morning, pull the bike out going to ride it to work. Fires off nicely, heading down the street I note the miss is still there. Ok requires further followup but only a marginal concern. Pulling up to a stop sign the bike dies. Not necccessarily unusual since it doesn't like to idle cold. Now comes the fun... Hit the magic button, nothing. Instrument lights also go away momentarily. Cycle the key instrument lights are back, battery icon is flashing. After fooling with it for a few minutes I push it back to the house and give it a quick check. Battery voltage -12.6 volts, on the charger jumps to 13.3 quickly and I now can get the starter solenoid to click, headlight is fluttering at a high rate and the gps indicates it drops below running voltage.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Wild ass guesses?
How old is the battery, and how was it maintained?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #25354
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Battery is a possibility and is likely the original. Normally lives on the charger while not being ridden since it will drop below starting voltage in a little over a week sitting. It is already on the list for further checks since I do know they can fail and still show decent voltage. It did start fine 3 or 4 times in the driveway.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #25355
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Battery is a possibility and is likely the original. Normally lives on the charger while not being ridden since it will drop below starting voltage in a little over a week sitting. It is already on the list for further checks since I do know they can fail and still show decent voltage. It did start fine 3 or 4 times in the driveway.
It's pretty easy to swap out for a new battery, to see if that fixes the issue.

I'm lazy so I usually go after the simplest solutions first.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #25356
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Battery is a possibility and is likely the original. Normally lives on the charger while not being ridden since it will drop below starting voltage in a little over a week sitting. It is already on the list for further checks since I do know they can fail and still show decent voltage. It did start fine 3 or 4 times in the driveway.
Check the connections to the battery, if everything is tight try a fresh battery, that's the easiest likely culprit. Your battery may be 7+ years old, it's done it's duty.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #25357
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Check the connections to the battery, if everything is tight try a fresh battery, that's the easiest likely culprit. Your battery may be 7+ years old, it's done it's duty.
Connections were checked beside the road. And I agree the battery has done it's duty. Besides it's a good excuse to slide a lithium one in...

One thing that is odd and makes the battery less of a suspect is the high rate headlight blink. It's like a high speed circuit breaker is tripping and resetting.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #25358
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Check voltage while trying to crank. I'm betting the battery voltage drops to near 0. The battery is shot. The missing and the battery are probably two unrelated issues. You just got lucky on the timing.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #25359
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The carry on from the lights is one of the things that immediately makes the battery and connections suspect.
Learn something everyday... I've never seen that before.
Some followup. The battery indeed seems to be the culprit. Voltage-12.9 w/ the ignition off, drops to under 10 with the key on and around 5.5 while trying to crank.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #25360
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I've had great luck w/ the Moty battery. 1.2lbs and it cranks like hell. It's never given any trouble in the 8 months I've had it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #25361
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Forgot to say $150 shipped for the Moty.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #25362
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I've had great luck w/ the Moty battery. 1.2lbs and it cranks like hell. It's never given any trouble in the 8 months I've had it.
Give it another month or two and report back. My bet is it will have failed (like my MOTY and my Ballistic did).

Shorai FTW. They don't need to "wake up" like the MOTY and Ballistics do, either.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #25363
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Shorai is on the way, mainly because Happy Trails would make me a deal on one.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #25364
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What model shorai does everyone get?
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:09 AM   #25365
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I've read plenty of Shorai failures too. I know the Moty doesn't like parasitic electrical draw. If you have a bunch of stuff hooked up to your bike, get a gel battery.
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