Motorcycle Questions? Ask a Mechanic.
I need some data to begin.
measure the battery terminal voltage, with a hand held volt meter, under the following conditions:
- ignition OFF.
- ignition ON.
- with the start button depressed.
if the battery is on a charger, disconnect it and wait a couple of hours, until the battery reads 12.8 vdc with the ignition OFF.
let me know what you find,
I don't advise shops.
if you want to fix this yourself, get the bike home and I'll help you.
the unfortunate truth is, most guys at motorcycle shops think electricity is magic. even after 20+ years.
I am not here to train them, I am here to help you.
let me know what you find.