Possible Electrical Charging issues???
I have a 2011 RGU with 20K miles on it. I have extra tail lights on the Street Glide type rear fender facia at the bottom of the rear fender. I have a complete 8 speaker/extra amp HOGTUNES stereo system. I have a GARMIN GPS/XM Radio system and I have Iphone connection to my system to play music from my phone thru the stereo. I have and electric suit plug in and thermostat, all hard wired. I live in SW Arkansas where I ride almost year round, but the heated suit is only used about 5 months outa the year, and only part time then (early morning commutes to work).
The issue is a dragging starter or stalling when you first attempt to start the engine. Not all the time, very random, but 5K miles ago, it NEVER did this.
I have had it in to have the compression release/starter system checked, it was OK. 2K later had it in to have the charging system/battery checked. According to HD Tech, system is on the bottom of the charge scale at about 13.8 Volts at running rpm. Says battery (approx 2 yrs old) is charged but probably weak. Says if kept on trickle when not in use, would help the issue. Says 1 start requires approx 35 miles of driving to gain back power used for starting one time. I only drive approx 18 miles one way to work every day. This was never an issue until a few months ago.
I have kept on a trickle charger (good, Shcumacher brand) this week...no difference in the starting habits.... it might start right off, it might drag.
This is not the same "Compensator" issue that plagues 103 engines until you install the SE compensators or compression releases. Been down that road, not the same deal.
I see a new battery in my future as a possible cure, but not sure my charging system is up to snuff at 13.8V @ driving speed. (even with all accessories turned off, it did not increase charging voltage as I turned off accessories as it should had something been drawing a heavy electrical load)
ANyone else been down this road? looking for a little help cuz my HD tech is not getting me where I need to be. My scoot should not drag at starting..it didnt used to do this and it does now...what has changed????