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Cranks as though battery is dying

Has done this 4 times in the last month. Yesterday twice. Drove about five miles and was in a slow moving traffic delay about 15 minutes. Drove on about 8 miles. Shut engine off about 5 min, Slow Crank. Another 5 miles, shut engine off aboout 15 min, Slow Crank. Time before was after a 30 min ride, engine off 1 min. Slow Crank. Moved about 100 feet, engine of 10 min. Slow Crank. Starts on 2nd attempt. Otherwise starts instantly. Honda Shadow ACE Tourer 1100 40k miles, with great service record

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  • cwrj7711 Dec 23, 2008

    serviced battery, all is fine now. thanks to all

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That sounds like your alternator might need to be replaced.

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