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Hi i have a 1988 yamaha fs1e I beleve that the

Hi i have a 1988 yamaha fs1e I believe that the battery is dead
however i have had it running and tryed the
lights and they seem to work
however the indicators work but they flash very very slowly
and are dim
any help on the reasons why would be apreciated
cheers

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Get a good battery, running with a dead battery can damage charging system.
Then stick a volt meter across battery and check 12v not running, 13.5+v engine running

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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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4. Drain and flush fuel tank, google " how to clean a motorcycle gas tank" find a couple forums to view the different options available.
5. Remove your air cleaner and clean and re-oil per Mfg. specifications.
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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