I have 2012 14 wit head an cam pkg power commander 5 ???? Battery keeps dying any idea y
I have 2012 14 wit head an cam pkg power commander 5 Battery keeps dying any...
See the charging voltage...should be above 14.4 max 14.8 v . If the voltage is ok, test your battery for a faulty element. Before all this see if the leads are screwed well in. If you dont have a tester , first charge your baterry at full capacity, measured and try to start the bike. If the starting fails see the voltage. If the voltage is below 11v after the atempt , you need a new battery. I hope this helps.
New battery reads 11v after start up jumps to 14.1v but I have to crack throttle to crank
In this case the charging is the problem. You get 14.1 only when you twist the throtle?
At idle what is the voltage?
No it's 11v when I cycle key but I have to crack throttle for it to turn ova once running then I get 14.1v
Idle voltage 14v
So turn the bike off, use a voltmeter and keep it on the batt for a while. If the readings go down the scale.....from 12.8 or 13.2 ( witch is normal after stoping the bike) goes to 12.1 or below in the next 10 -15 max 30 min ...then you have to see what is draining your battery! For that you will need a competent electrician.
You are welcome;)
always check the post and the Lead for corrosion especially on the negative side. my 2012 battery did it, I cleaned it and it was perfect