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Trouble satrting starter kinda slowly chugged like the battery was dead. I let it sit for a second and tried again, but the starter chugged even harder and just stopped making noise. Sounded to me like the battery was dead, so I grabbed my multimeter.... the battery is fine. I had stuff to do so I left it overnight. This morning, the air was chilly, so I tried starting it up. Came right up, but I forgot to put the choke on so it died in about 2 seconds. Put the choke on, and it chugged a bit... but it just barely started up, so I rode it to work. Once I got to work, I stalled it out again trying to park it. I tried to start it up, wondering if I'd have the same problem. Chug, chug.... dea

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  • p1a1u1l1 Mar 15, 2009

    exact same. No matter how much i charge my battery or even when i got a new battery, the dang thing always acts like it has a low battery. Im starting to think i have a slow drain on my battery from somewhere. It does start a little better if ive been riding it that day, but if it sits at all (even a day or two) it struggles to start.

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Tell us what it hits. My guess is that it's going to get near 10 or lower and you'll know for sure that it's a bad battery

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