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on my way to work, r3 starts fine. about 2 miles down, i have to answer my Emergency phone, so i have to pull over to a parking lot.

i was ready to get on going. but my r3 have a different agenda. decides it wont start. everything looks fine on the instrument panel. press the start button. will try to start but wont. then shuts off. instrument panel shuts off then looks like it reboots. i turned the ignition off. waited 5 mins. same thing.

wtf. it has only 30 miles on it.
 

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thanks. dead battery. got it moving by jump start. will connect to a battery tender.
 

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i checked connections. all were tight. while the seat was out. placed a battery tender connection on it. guess it's my first mod!
 

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Always charge the battery on a brand new bike,


Long term you'll appreciate that you, or the selling dealer performed this action.
Some dealers charge hundreds of dollars to pul it out of a crate, they should have done it.
 

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I don't think my battery is very strong. I've noticed when I do short trips...more idling to warm the bike up than actual riding...the next time I start the bike it doesn't want to turn over very fast. When I do a longer ride, the starter turns over nice and fast the next ride. It will be interesting to see if some people find they can't start the bike after a few weeks of sitting idle. Bikes are all different on how much you need to ride just to keep the battery charged. My Vespa must have a good battery. The manual says if you ride it once a month for 10 minutes, that will keep the battery charged and the seals lubricated. First I've ever seen that info in print. A battery tender is always a good idea. I don't use mine since I ride almost every day, but even then, short trips might be an issue for keeping the R3 battery fully charged. Normally, idling discharges a motorcycle since the headlight is on and the revs aren't high enough to charge the battery.
 

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Battery Tender

Due to this thread and just purchasing my bike 4 days ago, I thought I would install my battery tender (which I install on all of my bikes) sooner rather than later. I brought the power plug up into the passenger storage area to easily get access to charging.

I plugged it into the wall and within a minute, the tender said my battery was >90%. Within 5 minutes, it flipped over to storage mode.


So far, I have no indications that the bike has a weak battery or charging system.
 

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Always charge the battery on a brand new bike,


Long term you'll appreciate that you, or the selling dealer performed this action.
Some dealers charge hundreds of dollars to pul it out of a crate, they should have done it.
Bull shat!
the bike itself charges the battery.


more than likely a bad battery, or the bike isn't charging it.
check the fluid levels of your battery.
 

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Bull shat!
the bike itself charges the battery.


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Never bought a new motorcycle have you.


You kill a new uncharged battery that might have sat for 6 months or more since assembly if its not charged.
Its on the dealer check list and a good dealer knows this.
USA is far less trusting as most call them 'Stealerships' (I hate that lack of trust and bonding)
Its the last thing I say to them the day before when they say;
'Your new bike are ready in the morning'
"Cool, make sure the Battery is charged properly"


If you don't believe me, read cbr250.net, Ninjette.org etc etc,
or wait for the many threads to come on this forum.
 

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Always charge the battery on a brand new bike,


Long term you'll appreciate that you, or the selling dealer performed this action.
Some dealers charge hundreds of dollars to pul it out of a crate, they should have done it.
my r3 wont start after i ride a short distance the cooling fan start from time to time due to traffic when i arrive home even the cooling fan running id shut off ,but when i start again it wont i checked all fuses esp.,the 30 amps ,the relay doesnt working ,in my first thought the high temp sensor triggering the elect l.starter ,,,i wait for a while then i heard the relay clicking ,,,my r3 starts again....i think there is a delay system on high temp sensor...edric
 
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