just becuase your brake light and the digital speedo comes on does not prove your battery is ok
If your electric starter goes 'click click' thne its a sure sign it aint got the power to turn over the engine
What is the battery voltage?
Floating the ground is not the answer to your problems
You will need a different reg rec if you float the ground
Floating the ground converts the stator, by diverting the portion of AC which powers the headlights to the reg rec and then to the battery, and the headlight then works off the battery. This provides more charging power for the battery with the headlight off, or allows you to run a higher wattage bulb as the stator can onlypower a 35W headlight buld in stock set up
The stock set up is perfectly adequate at kkeeping the battery charged if you don't run other things like heated grips etc
Thanks for the info. Very helpful, but...
I've tried two brand new 12v batteries.
If the bike started with electric start and then I couldn't kick it over, then it'd be easy to blame my kicking technique.
But since the electric start isn't churning over completely then I'd think it's related electrical or ignition. It has this very weak signal like 'chaaaa cha click click'... with new battery I could barely kick it over , after a couple weeks of sitting in the basement I can't get it over now or electric start.
When I try to kick, there's nothing that feels like anything is catching. I'm kicking it fine, like I mentioned, I stand up on peg/stand and hit down pretty hard all the way, tried it with hot start in / out / choke... It's getting chilly in the northeast so bike is in storage and last time I went over it, I couldn't get it to start with either method. But before that, several weeks, I'd have a hard time getting it to kick over, but when I finally did, it ran flawless.
Edited by dirtbikefodder, October 29, 2013 - 11:37 AM.