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Re: Not the Battery

Before taking anything into pieces, check charging voltage. If there is no charge, it can be the alternator belt or many other things.
Bob Silas

----- Original Message ----- From: rt1100@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 4:00 PM
Subject: Not the Battery

Well the battery checks out fine.
Charged it overnight and the bike started, and took it to the auto parts store and it checked out OK.
Time to look at the alternator and belt.
Both dealerships in Detroit are closed for the holiday weekend:(
Damon in Detroit.

From: "Patrick J. Sullivan" <pjsullivan@xxxxxxxxxx>

sounds like the alternator belt disintegrated.

Sully, not looking forward to re-wiring my Hall sensor and replacing the alt

-----Original Message----- From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of rt1100@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 10:59 PM
Subject: Battery Problem?

The trusted RT1100 (2000) died on me this afternoon 40 miles from home.
Luckily a gentleman stopped and we tried to jump start it but to no avail.
Turns out he only live a few miles from me and took me home. With the help
of my neighbor, truck & trailer we got it home.

Was riding along when th e battery light came on, then the ABS light started flashing. A few miles down the road I got off on my exit and the bike died. I was able to bump started and continued down the road. I slowed up and the
bike started mis-firing and died. Try starting it and only got a clicking

Have the side cover off tonight, and will pull the battery in the morning.
Battery is a BMW gel type, installed June 2004. Holiday weekend and I'm sure the dealership will be closed tomorrow, but I can get the battery checked at
the auto parts store.

What else may it be if not the battery?

Damon in Detroit

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