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Old 08-28-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Crisis avoided!

So I'm preparing for our annual Hwy1 ride and wash my bike.
I go to start it and it makes a weird pop, then the gauges go all crazy and it DIES!

I managed to jumpstart it off my KTM and the bike is running like crap and the gauges are all going wacky!
I'm thinking maybe water got in somewhere and is shorting it out even though I am real careful when washing.

The first battery pictured is ONLY 3 months old (recommended from here ) as I had to buy three (two for my Jet-ski's) I got Deka batteries from AutoZone for those but they did not have one for my FZ.

The Deka's were $90 and the previous Deka's lasted three years.

So seeing how I'm running out of time I called up Batteries Plus and they had this in stock with a 1 yr warranty and I was also anxious to know if that was the problem.

Installed it and fired right up--whew that was close and lesson learned on buying cheapo batteries even though this one doesn't look much different.

Sure would hate to get stranded out there on Hwy 1 that would have been a nightmare....
“Everytime I start thinkin’ the world is all bad, then I start seeing some people out having a good time on motorcycles and it makes me take another look.”

Steve McQueen--On Any Sunday
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