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HELP!!! My Bike is DEAD

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Hi Everyone
I park my bike in the corner of the parking garage, its just big enought to not bother anyone else. Well I guess it did bother someone because I found a warning teling me to move the bike.. No biggie, When i went to move it, the biek would not start, I checked everything and It wouldn't budge, not even the dash lights. So I finally pulled the seat, as i did I was the screws were pretty loose in there. I jumped it with the car ( I KNow, I know) and it started right up. I figured i must have left it in the ignition position that leave the brake light on. As soon as I pulled the cable off the bike died. So I jumped it again and gave it some throttle, and pulled the calble off died. So i jumped a 3rd time and left it on there for 10 minutes or so and then pulled it. It did not die but the lights started flickering and it ran like crap. I played with the jumper cable giving it power and taking it away and as soon as i made contact it would run fine and as soon as I pulled it it would flicker and bog. I drove it around for a few minutes thinking i woudl charge, it started to run a bit better, but when I shut it off, it woudnt start again.

I checked the fuse under the seat and it was ok. But i dont think it has anything to do with it.

DO I need a new battery? Is my alternator bad? is there a bad fuse? If someone was messing with me, what could they have done to kill it like that.

I also noticed one of the bar ends is missing as well. But it could have been like that before.
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You may have killed the battery. Try charging it first. Most auto parts or garages will test and charge if its any good. With a dead/bad battery, it want run right. The charging system on a bike is usually just enough to keep things going. Not like a car.
Monster231 said:
Thanks everyone. I went to try an dbuy a new battery today but none of the loca stores carried them, I will try again tommorow, I dont have acess to power in my garage, so im gonna have the store trickle charge it for me.
Are bike a 6v sytem or 12v
If its newer than the 60's It is a 12 V system. The store should be able to test the battery after it is charged. That will tell you if its any good.
:iagree: and make sure its not in park.
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