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Offline Forum Proctologist.

Need advice troubleshooting a triumph.
« on: 06/08/16 03:25PM »
Not my bike.
My friend left his lights on and it drained the battery. Had it charged at an auto parts store, installed back, but he's still unable to start it. It makes a "clicking" noise.
2009 triumph Bonneville with 13K miles on it.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Re: Need advice troubleshooting a triumph.
« Reply #1 on: 06/08/16 03:27PM »
Sounds like the battery is done and not holding a charge.  You can have your friend have it load-tested to confirm, but it's likely time for a new Yuasa!
« Last Edit: 06/08/16 03:35PM by Throttle Chopper »
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Re: Need advice troubleshooting a triumph.
« Reply #2 on: 06/08/16 03:55PM »

Yea, that sounds like the battery is shot.  Fully charging it and load testing as suggested is the only way to find out. 

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Re: Need advice troubleshooting a triumph.
« Reply #3 on: 06/08/16 06:08PM »
You could also jump start it with a car, another bike, or one of those portable jump-starter batteries.  If the bike starts right up, you'll know you need a new battery.

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Re: Need advice troubleshooting a triumph.
« Reply #4 on: 06/08/16 06:58PM »
I told him the battery either, was not charged properly, or that it was time for a new one. Turns out it was not charged properly the first time.
Cleaned the starter, relays and battery terminals were cleaned and the bike starts right up. 
Thank you all. 
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