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    I was out ridding and I came across another TLR, which is somewhat rare around here. I followed him and we struck up a conversation in a parking lot. I shut the bike off but accidently left the key on. We probably talked for about 8 minutes or so and then I went to fire her up and she was dead. That seems a little quick to me, what do you guys think?

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  • #2
    Seems too fast to me is it the original battery?
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    • #3
      Yes, but iit was on a battery tender most of the winter, the bike is only a 2000. I hate to think I have to get a new battery.

      Also, I hhad to have a car jump it, can that cause any damage?

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      • #4
        i was replacing a brake light and left the bike on for more or less the same amount of time and the same thing happened to me.either the the front light sucks up alot of battery life or they suck and, mind you my bike was about 5 months old when this happened.since then i amke sure i shut down the bike.
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        • #5
          It charged up after the jump and after a decent ride, it fired right up so I hope it is just one of those things.

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          • #6
            You can jump it with a carbattery, just dont start the car!!!
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            • #7
              Same thing happened to me. About 7 or 8 minutes of yappin' while the headlight was on and it was kaput. Only difference was my battery had been drained down completely once before and left unstarted for a period of time as well (previous owner). So that last time was the final straw. It seemed to have a hard time holding a charge after that - just too many drains on an old battery. So, I purchased a new one and no problems since.
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              • #8
                What if they started the car...................

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                • #9
                  The surge could blow fuses, lights, wiring harness.....etc


                  :dunno just don't make a habit of it
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                  • #10
                    Oh thanks, I'm gonne sleep great tonight.

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                    • #11
                      If you were going to do any damage with the jump, you'd know about it already, relax.

                      They're only small batteries supplying full sized headlights, you wont get much life out of one with the headlights left on.
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                      • #12

                        I don't think it's too abnormal either.
                        It happened to me once while taching my girlfriend how to handle her '01 SV.
                        After the jumpstart I've never had problems with it again.
                        Yesterday I had to try to start it for at least ten times (flooded the engine I think) and it kept performing great, same battery, same bike that died on me a few months earlier.
                        Head lights really do use a lot of juice...

                        And you would've noticed by now if the car battery burned your bike. You most likely wouldn't be able to start at all anymore cause the starter is always one of the first things to burn through (same if you "start" too long).

                        No worries mate.
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                        • #13
                          so the sermon for today is

                          When you stop the bike to yap turn the F in lights off


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by imwelsby
                            so the sermon for today is

                            When you stop the bike to yap turn the F in lights off




                            I only use the key to kill my bike, I never touch the bar "kill switch" unless it is to check mileage or something in the garage and I don't need the pump to prime etc. And all my mates know that, and what do they do? And what's the last thing I look at? Gives me a sickening feeling in the guts...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Steve TLS


                              I only use the key to kill my bike, I never touch the bar "kill switch"
                              So do I!!
                              I guess for some stupid reason I switched the key back on...

                              Reminds of the one time I did use the "Kill switch".
                              I was taking my new girlfriend for a ride and accidently hit while driving.
                              Engine stopped, bike stopped, wouldn't start again...
                              Took me about ten minutes to find the switch and turn it on again

                              Guess I wasn't to familiar with motorcycles at that time...
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