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Offline mjab

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Battery Issues
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:42:28 PM »
So went to go out yesterday and had a flat battery despite optimate fitted and last ride about 5 weeks ago.
The optimate connects through a lead into the front socket and was showing red indicating a weak battery.
Went to Halfords and got one of there smart chargers and charged overnight on a maintenance charge. All good to go this morning and fire the bike up twice to be sure then go out and notice engine management light is on. Stop for fuel, still on then stop for cash machine and no more engine management light.

Is it a crisis?
Is Triumph in disgrace?
Should I put in a warranty claim or expect more?
Should I get a different brand?

No, just ride the thing more and it wont happen again  :305: :305: :305: :305: :305:

« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 04:44:39 PM by mjab »
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Offline Gwilym

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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 08:35:29 PM »
Fairly common for a EML to illuminate after a voltage issue (ie flat battery). 2 or 3 cycles will clear it

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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 08:48:09 AM »
WOW!!  You guys have such big number plates :086:

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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 03:53:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Regi T [+]
WOW!!  You guys have such big number plates :086:
They make great fender extenders.  :038:
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Offline mjab

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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 08:07:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Regi T [+]
WOW!!  You guys have such big number plates :086:

The speed cameras and Police have poor eyesight over here.

Mine is the smallest road legal plate. The one on the Multistrada is illegal.
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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 12:01:21 AM »
Check your earth lead at the back of the engine is firmly connected. Mate of mine had charging/battery problems similar to your experience, eventually discovered that the earth lead at rear of engine between engine and chassis was loose. Tightened up and no more charging/battery problems.

I believe a few on here may have found similar.

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Re: Battery Issues
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 06:01:59 PM »
How old is the battery? My old 955 Tiger would go through one every 2 or 3 years. Usually found it dead after the winter, despite charging it up every couple of weeks

 


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