The battery has been spot on, never run down, and always kept "topped off". Yet, about three starts
ago, out of the blue, I noticed it was clearly experiencing serious voltage drop when attempting to start the vee. Today, I drove to the store; and when I went to go home, it would not start. Not even close.
Seems a bit more sudden than I'd expect, if it was just an old battery dying. Seemed to go from 90% to 20% in like one week.
So...after bump starting (yea, that's fun on a Vee) and heading home, I charged with the battery charger for an hour. Then, hooked the volt-meter up to see what was going on:
- 12.5 volt
- 12.3 volts
Running at 2,500 rpm
- 12.9 volts (although one time I was able to get 14.4.....but on subsequent tries, never went above 12.9)
Assuming that pretty much all of those numbers are telling me the charging system is FUBAR
.....what are your thought?
thanks much, as always!