It's me again.
Had my bike for about 3 weeks now, and put in just over 1000km.
Rode it Tuesday night, and then didn';t ride it Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Saturday evening I try to start the bike and the pumps start up, but the engine won't burst to life.
After a few attempts, the pumps wouldn't even start. Appears like a dead battery.
Today I tried to jump start it using my neighbour's bike (12V 8ah battery)
V-stroms use 12v 12aH battries I believe.
The pumps start up normally, but again the engine will not burst to life.
Sometimes you can hear the engine attempt to start up (that mechanical whirring noise), other times it doesn't.
After each attempt, a tick tick tick noise can be heard from the back-end of the mess of thingys under the seat. This lasts for about 2 seconds, then it all goes quiet again.
Any ideas please?
1) Could it be to do with my neighbour's bike having a smaller battery?
2) It surely is not normal for a new bike's battery to drain out over just 3.5 days. (no, I didn't accidentally leave the park lights on - am anal about checking that)
3) How many kilometres do I have to travel before a new battery is fully charged? Is 1000km enough?
Thanks for your feedback as always.
Sorry I am not technical enough to provide clearer details, but am happy to give more descriptions if you can help by asking me the right questions