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Check battery Can someone help me with this problem? I will check the battery on the bike so how I do that? I mean voltage when contact key off 12.5 V or more? Voltage when contact on lights on (auto on 04)? Voltage when starting 9 V or more? I will check first the battery because last weekend I had some electrical problems. Bike won’t start.

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Quite a few people have checked this out with no replies...your english is a bit muddy. i don't think anyone is sure what you are asking. what electrical problems did you have last week? there are a few of us who had or have them. a wire connection usually goes bad and fries a major component like the rectifier.

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