Wow, spring if finally around the corner, hopefully, and I am once again frequenting this forum!
Anyway, I've been wondering about something since last year. My bike is a 2009 650 and has the original battery. Last year I was wondering about the battery. I charge it over the winter once a month in the basement until it gets installed on the bike. No different this year as my routine is regular. I remember when the bike was new, and it was cold, it would start good and stay on the high idle for a little bit while the engine warmed up enough. Late last year, and the first start this year, it starts but the high idle didn't kick in. Went for a ride with the wife a couple days ago, highway riding around 40 minutes each way. After stopping the first time, for around 30 minutes, the engine was once again measuring no bars on the temp guage and when started went right to the high idle like it's supposed to. I went for a small ride yesterday and when first starting it no high idle. It started fine however.
Has anyone else here has this symptom and had to replace the battey soon thereafter? I was also wondering if constantly running the bike this way if the stator is working too hard to "recharge" the battery, hence early stator problems. I have done the load test(s) with a volt meter and the battery seems fine.
Just a question as I've read numerous battery postings and don't mean to start another. I haven't found anything here to suggest this particular symptom is all...:beatnik:
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