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Replace Battery and now runs like ****

My battery was dying, I replaced it and now the bike runs terrible, knocking, wont run at idle... It seems to me when I replaced it years ago, the shop said something about twisting the throttle, or reseting the computers somehow.....dont remember now....

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  • Patrick Dennehy May 11, 2010

    Disconnect negative terminal. Wait a minute or two. Reconnect neg. term. Now turn key on, but don't start bike. Roll throttle from closed to fully open slowly, (count to three.) Now turn off key. Wait a minute, and turn key back on, try firing now.

  • Michael Walmsley Dec 28, 2013

    after count to three and now turn key off do you let the throttle go or leave in fully open position. it isnt clear?

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Mine misfired when I fired it up after replacing the battery . Turns out the throttle cable on the right side had been pulled out of its seat, so the right cylinder was getting more fuel than the left. When I put the cable back in its seat, the engine ran perfectly.

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I had a flat battery once on my RT and found that when I got it going it ran very rough, like a box of spanners. Quick trip to my local BMW dealer and they plugged it into the computer there and reset it all. It then ran perfect.

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1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
3. After charging remove the leads and let the battery sit for a couple of hours then check the battery voltage with a volt meter, you should have 12.5 volts or better, any readings in the 11 volt range you need to do a proper load test on the battery and replace as necessary, any readings in the 10 volt range you have a dead cell and the battery needs to be replaced.
4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
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7. Remove fuel valve and filter disassemble and clean as necessary, remove, clean, and inspect fuel and vacuum lines and replace as necessary.
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Hi, Anonymous if your bike has been sitting idle for months or years and you did not do any pre-storage maintenance I feel your pain it will probably have a dead battery and not want to start or if it starts it will idle and run poorly, here are the following steps necessary to complete in order to get your bike back to an acceptable running condition.
1. If your battery was 2-3 years old when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
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4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
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6. Remove the carburetor, disassemble and decontaminate with a carb dip or if you have EFI remove injectors and clean with carb spray and compressed air
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1. If your battery was 3 years or older when you last had the bike running you should replace it.
2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
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2. If you believe your battery might still be serviceable remove it from the bike and put it on a 1 or 2 amp trickle charger for 24 hours. If it is the old lead acid type with visible cells and acid levels fill each cell to the top line with distilled water and replace the caps, run the vent tube into a plastic or styrofoam cup, any cells that are cloudy/milky replace the battery.
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