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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sigh. Ok, so my bike won't start.

Alright. So I wake up this morning to go to work and everything, I take my bike out of the driveway and hit the starter button, and for the first split second, it sounded like it would start normally. I figure it'll just take one more push of the button, and it doesn't go, I hear a clicking sound coming from the electric box area, but nothing happens.

What I'm trying to find out, is would this be the battery that I need to replace? Or what?

If anybody would go as far as letting me know if it IS the battery, and finding out which battery to use for a 1994, ninja zx 600 C, I would love the crap out of them.

This is my first bike, haven't had it for 3 weeks yet.. so any other info will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks a lot.

-Andy
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Alright. So I wake up this morning to go to work and everything, I take my bike out of the driveway and hit the starter button, and for the first split second, it sounded like it would start normally. I figure it'll just take one more push of the button, and it doesn't go, I hear a clicking sound coming from the electric box area, but nothing happens.

What I'm trying to find out, is would this be the battery that I need to replace? Or what?

If anybody would go as far as letting me know if it IS the battery, and finding out which battery to use for a 1994, ninja zx 600 C, I would love the crap out of them.

This is my first bike, haven't had it for 3 weeks yet.. so any other info will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks a lot.

-Andy
Its your battery. Get a new one.
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awesome. that's what I figured, but had to be sure. Thank you VERY much sir
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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same thing happen to my ninja, i left it alone for a day and some and it started right up.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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since you gotta take the battery out anyway, get it tested before u buy a new 1. maybe it went dead because its not bein charged. if thats the case, a new battery will only last like a week or two til it goes dead, depending on how much you ride.
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It happened to my bike as well...how long has been sence your last ride? It could be worth picking up a battery charger... (40$) to keep it plugged into while it waits for attention...
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It happened to my bike as well...how long has been sence your last ride? It could be worth picking up a battery charger... (40$) to keep it plugged into while it waits for attention...
a battery tender jr
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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got a volt meter? test the voltage on the battery. or a shop should be able to load test it for ya and let ya know if maybe you got a bad cell or what not.

good luck.
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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check the voltage, get a battery charger (they're $20 at autozone, and useful during the winter too). The ignition coils make that noise when they don't have enough voltage. (i think)
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well I live in arizona, I have NO problem with winter. lol, and I ride it daily, it's my only transportation. so it's definitely not a problem with me riding it too little.

and again, I'll mention I'm 3 weeks new to bikes. from what I've gathered, RIDING it will keep the battery charged? like I said I ride it pretty frequently so.. any other advice? I just got back from battery plus, left before I got too many replies because I need SOMETHING to get me from A to B, had to borrow my mums mini van.
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what was the voltage?

by winter i mean any long periods of storage but if you ride it daily then, you're right, there shouldnt be a discharge problem. i don't know about yours but on mine it only charges up when the bike gets to high RPMs. so if you take a lot of short, 5 minute rides, you might discharge it.
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well I live in arizona, I have NO problem with winter. lol, and I ride it daily, it's my only transportation. so it's definitely not a problem with me riding it too little.

and again, I'll mention I'm 3 weeks new to bikes. from what I've gathered, RIDING it will keep the battery charged? like I said I ride it pretty frequently so.. any other advice? I just got back from battery plus, left before I got too many replies because I need SOMETHING to get me from A to B, had to borrow my mums mini van.

Did they test the old battery?
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I don't know the voltage, I just got a new one, this was before I could read the replies in time

but for future reference, is it a good idea to get a battery tender?
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Did they test the old battery?
negative, he just assumed it was dead I think.
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I don't know the voltage, I just got a new one, this was before I could read the replies in time

but for future reference, is it a good idea to get a battery tender?
Only if you go long periods of time without riding. If you ride a couple times a week, you wont need one.
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oh, voltage is 12AA

^ pretty sure that's not what you were talking about.

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Only if you go long periods of time without riding. If you ride a couple times a week, you wont need one.
But you should buy one for the winter anyways...
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But you should buy one for the winter anyways...
He is in AZ. What winter are you talking about?
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He is in AZ. What winter are you talking about?
Point taken.
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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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so was the battery dead?
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