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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2019, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Battery died, left the handwarmers on. Jumped it with a car battery and jumper cables (had no choice). It started right up took off. About a minute later the speedo, tach, and center gauge went haywire. The bike bucked. It stalled out and died. What did I do and what do I need to fix?
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2019, 09:04 PM
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When my battery went completely flat i had to rotate the throttle open closed to re-calibrate the tps, but mine would not start till i did this, yours started, does yours start now, is the battery taking charge?

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I'm waiting for my friend to get here so I can jump it. I will have to wait until I get home before I can see if it takes a charge.
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Hopefully the car wasn't running when you jumped it?
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It was running.
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Car running should be ok, DC voltage would be around 14Vdc, but if the bike battery is dead, not charging, high internal impedance, the DC from the bike could be noisy- the battery helps keep the DC voltage smooth, noise on the 12Vdc could well upset the ECU.

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I’ll allow those who know more than me to correct if I’m wrong, but I have heard to NEVER jump a motorcycle battery off a car or truck battery when it’s running.....only jump battery to battery.

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Assuming both bike and car/truck have 12v systems then both will have very similar running/not running DC voltages, when running both around 14v, not running both around 12.8v, assuming batteries are ok. Assuming no faults with the bike it will draw what current it needs for the starter motor, fuel pump ecu etc. if there is a fault with the bike the car battery will deliver more fault current wether the car is running or not. Alternator outputs these days are well regulated, ie output voltage won’t change much more than a few hundred millivolts idling or revving.
Can we assume the bike was disconnected from the car after the bike was started and then it ran poorly/stalled, if so then probably failed bike battery,

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Battery died, left the handwarmers on. Jumped it with a car battery and jumper cables (had no choice). It started right up took off. About a minute later the speedo, tach, and center gauge went haywire. The bike bucked. It stalled out and died. What did I do and what do I need to fix?
Sounds like a new battery is needed. My 2009 did the exact same thing. I would have to jump it but I could only make it a few hundred meters before the gauges did the dance and then it died. A new battery did the trick. When the auto parts store (Canadian tire) load tested the battery it only had 50ish CCA. our best guess is that a section of cells collapsed. Because the battery would show proper voltage but without being jumped it wouldn't power a thing.
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I changed the battery problem solved. Thanks everybody.
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