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While riding, the motorcycle sputtered and died. When I got it home, it started right up after being on the charger for a few hours. What could cause the battery to drain like that?

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There could be one of the two reasons for this. One. The battery is dead. Unlikely as after charging for some time it holds enough charge to start the bike. Two. The alternator could be faulty and is not charging the battery. So, when you put it on charge, the battery gets charged enough to start the bike. Please have the alternator rectified.

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