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Bike runs but when i try to start it the battery is dead

Hi my gsxr 600 k1 has new battery and new r/r It will start and run fine and then when i kill the engine and go to start it again the battery just dies and bike wont start. Then maybe two days later it has a little charge for a sluggish start Weird!! any help and advice would be greatly recieved thanks

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Do a voltage test at the battery to see how it is charging, it sounds like it is not... You should charge at 14.5 volts. Start the bike with the voltmeter connected and see what it does for voltage drop and see how it recovers after it is started. If it doesn't come up in voltage possible regulator rectifier or worse case bad stator.

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Replace the battery, u have a dead cell. cycle battreries last 1 or 2 years max

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