charging problems ( think!)
i,ve got a 2000 vulcan 1500fi classic i bought 4 weeks ago. they guy said it had a new battery put in last year. it has died twice since i bought it (wouldnt start).
battery takes a charge, but if you pull a cable while running, the motor dies.
i,ve done a voltage test, and its 12.5 with nothing on, drops to below 12 volts when the key is turned on, but with the motor running i,m getting 13.8 volts at the battery. voltage stay pretty steady while revving the motor.
i know the bike needs a 18 amp hour battery to run right but i,m not sure what is in it now. i,m hoping its just the battery.
any insight would be greatly appreciated!
thanks for your time, have fun and ride safe