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post #1 of 3 Old 10-05-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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My DL650A is haunted!!!

About a week ago I had the unfortunate experience of leaving the parking lights on while I was at work and dealing with the wrath of a dead battery afterwards. The parking lights were on for about 9 hours and when I noticed what was happening the lights were VERY dim. I turned the key to off and waited until I thought the battery would recharge...about 1 1/2-2 hours. The battery wasn't able to start the bike so one of the guys offered to push start me which worked. I've now noticed that when I ride all the information (trip meters, odometer, etc) will scroll. I'll set the odometer and a few minutes later I noticed it's on the trip meter or something else...Not what I set it to. I also notice the clock and thermometer will change back and forth. Can anyone tell me what's going before I call for an exorcism. Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-05-2013, 05:30 PM
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The battery was run down and has not been sufficiently recharged. Turning off the ignition doesn't recharge the battery. Save for a long ride, you need a motorcycle type plug in charger to do that, assuming the deep discharge didn't kill the battery.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-05-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Greywolf. I purchased a battery charger/tender yesterday and since it's going to rain all day today I'll put the bike on the charger and see what happens. I'll run the bike tomorrow and see if it's still possessed.
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