Question about 2008 Victory Vision Street
Your problem is that either your battery is to old or weak OR you have a drain on the battery when the bike is shut off. Have the battery "load" tested to verify it's OK. You can disconnect the negative battery terminal and place a digital multimeter between the negative terminal and the negative cable to see if you have current being drained from the battery when the bike is shut off.
You will need a multimeter which has a zero to 10 amp scale to perform this test. Set the meter to the 10 amp scale. Put the negative (black) lead of the meter on the battery's negative terminal. Put the positive (red) lead onto the negative battery cable. Do this test with the ignition off and no key in the ignition. Read the meter to see if any current is being drawn by the electrical system. Anything above 0.1 amps is abnormal (a slight amount is used for the computer's memory) If you have an excessive draw, this will kill the battery. To narrow down the location of the problem, start pulling fuses out, one at a time. Check the meter after you remove each fuse. When the meter drops below 0.1 amp of current draw, the problem is in the circuit controlled by the last fuse removed.
For a battery charger, you want a 1 or 2 amp "automatic" charger. The automatic style will reduce the amount of electricity sent to the battery as it reaches full charge. Manual chargers can over charge (and ruin) a good battery if left on to long. The automatic style allows you to leave the charger on all the time, between rides.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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I use what is called a "Battery Tender". It only charges to a certain point and when the charge goes below a certain level it automatically kicks back on.
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Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Check the fuel. Don't rely on your gauge, and if in doubt add some fuel just to make sure there is enough to start the car. Try to start the car and if it still doesn't start you know that fuel isn't the problem.
Make sure your car is in Park and the emergency brake is set.
Look closely at your dash board when you attempt to start the car. If your lighted panels don't come on or are very dim then it is likely that you are dealing with a dead battery. Either use a battery tester or simply hook the battery up to a charger or use jumper cables to hook up to another car battery in order to charge the battery enough to start the car. After you charge the battery if your car still won't start you may be dealing with a bad starter.
Call a mechanic to find out if there are any other possibilities before you purchase and replace the starter.
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