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post #1 of 17 Old 12-05-2018, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Battery problems

Hi I've got a 2015 vstrom earlier this year i had issues with the battery going flat. It was charging ok so i put it down to the battery. I've got oxford heated grips which at the time were wired directly to the battery. I bought a new lithium battery and all was good until one morning totally dead battery nothing at all in no dash lights at all. I put it down to leaving the grips on and the auto shut off not working. So i bought the wiring kit to wire the grios so they go off with the ignition. Come to it today and its totally dead again. I have no other accessories on the bike. Any ideas guys. I put my trickle charger on it and it won't charge comes up with battery faulty warning. I'm going to jump it in the morning and make sure it's charging my bike still needs the stator recall doing could that be a cause of this issue. Seems it's happened every couple months for last 4 months.
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When turning off the bike, could you have accidentally put the key to the parking light position and the lights drained the battery? Happened to me before..
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If you totally drain a Lithium battery they are done! Systems designed for them have voltage sensors that cut off current to prevent that. Sounds like that is what happened to yours?

When you say "charging ok", what voltage was it showing. I assume you have a meter on it, there is no other way to know if it is charging ok or not.....

I suspect you are going to find a faulty stator.
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I've had two stators go bad. One failure, the first, was of an intermittent nature ..... till it wasn't. So yes, it could very well be the stator.
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Yes i had a meter on it to check it was charging ok too. I had been thinking i might have put the parking lights on as i put the steering lock on in the garage. Going to jump start it in the morning and see if its charging and if it is go and get the battery tested..
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What were the voltages on the meter?

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The volt meter was reading 13.4 from memory. I'll check it once i get hime and jump start it. It was a couple of months ago when i last had the meter on it.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-05-2018, 12:52 PM
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A dead battery will NOT get fully charged by a trickle charger, and might not even charge at all!
A trickle charger, battery maintainer, is just that. To keep a battery at the fully charged state.
It doesn't have enough charging power to revive a dead battery.

Also the charging system on the bike doesn't like to have to charge up a fully dead battery.
Its hard on the components. That's why a new battery always states to charge the battery before installing it.

Please only jump your bike with a bike battery. Not a car battery.
OR just push start it !
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The tricle charger i have is a battery charger and a tricle charger so u can use it for either. But it wont charge the battery is comes up with a warning saying battery failure.
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