Mon May 24, 2021 1:01 pm

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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Mon May 24, 2021 1:01 pm linkquote
I put a new battery in which fixed the recent problem I had with starting. Went to use the bike on Saturday and this is the sound I heard.

https://sendvid.com/nf6puurx

What is that indicating?
Mon May 24, 2021 4:03 pm

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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 347
Location: Sayre, PA
 
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2009 MP3 400, 2004 Honda ST1300
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 347
Location: Sayre, PA
Mon May 24, 2021 4:03 pm linkquote
That's the starter solenoid buzzing. Generally means not enough volts/amps for the starter to turn over.

Double check your connections, and or check to see if there is something draining your new battery while it's parked.
Mon May 24, 2021 4:04 pm

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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Mon May 24, 2021 4:04 pm linkquote
Thank you, I will look into those and report back. And I failed to mention in the OP that the battery was charged fully when this occurred.
Sun May 30, 2021 7:09 am

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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Sun May 30, 2021 7:09 am linkquote
So I took out the battery to charge it again as it was completely drained. Left it on charge for about 5hrs, it's back in the bike, the bike starts, I'll check it again with the volt meter in a few days to see if the battery is losing power.
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm

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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
 
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MP3 500
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 325
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm linkquote
Battery needed to be charged, was drained, so I left it and confirmed the 100% charge before placing back in the bike, upon which the engine started as normal so a dead battery was the issue. And there has been no drain on the battery since charging back to full.
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:53 pm

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2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 02 Feb 2018
Posts: 52
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
 
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2019 Primavera 150
Joined: 02 Feb 2018
Posts: 52
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:53 pm linkquote
Good to hear that a charge up solved your issue, but why was the battery flattened in the first place? The most obvious cause is if the bike is not charging, which would point to the regulator/rectifier or the alternator. If you had a multimeter it is a simple test to read the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running and with a few revs up. A typical charging voltage is 13.5 - 14.5V, anything less and the battery will be discharging while running, and not getting topped up as it should.
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