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post #1 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 1:07 pm Thread Starter
 
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Can't get to Battery!

I let my battery run down , and know can't access the + side there is this sleeve with a rod in the way rightover the top of the battery, I just ends at the rear fender, no idea what it is, there is nothing in the manuals, I'm go to try and post a pic. please help its 75 degrees and I cant ride.
Thanks for any help in advance.
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post #2 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 1:15 pm
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Does not look like anything I have seen before. Looks like it was placed there maybe by a previous owner. Maybe it is some sort of breaker bar?????

Just grab it and pull it out from the pictures it looks like its just wedged in...
Good luck, when you get it out tell us what it turned out being......

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post #3 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 1:42 pm
 
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Looks like a night stick or something. Weird. You can't just pull it outta there?
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post #4 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 1:52 pm Thread Starter
 
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Mystery Bar

I't sort of unscrews but it hits the rear inner fender, It looks stock, there is some kind of lever at the end towards the tank. This is nuts!
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post #5 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 1:56 pm
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What the heck?? I don't have one of those. Whatever it is. Jeeze let us know what is is once you figure it out.

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post #6 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 2:02 pm
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That is a strange one! I have seen under the seat on a LOT of LTs, but never anything like that. It surely is nothing factory installed.
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post #7 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 2:44 pm
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Looks like may be a fancy bicycle tire type pump for inflating your tires or maybe a foot long maglite flashlight. This surely is not an OEM part. If you know who owned the bike before you I'd give them a call. Good luck and let us know once you solve the mystery.

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Drive shaft for front wheel drive? Tail rotor drive? Torque compensator? Light saber?
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post #9 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 3:27 pm Thread Starter
 
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Got it!

Darn thing turned out to be some sort colapsable walkinf stick? our Baton, it had these locking tabs on it that probably everytime the brakes were engaged it would expand.. That was wierd?
Let me know if you all need a picture of the, "under the seat beast"
Thanks for the input, some very funny.
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post #10 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 3:51 pm
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Now that you've got it out, time to have it chromed.

Ooops. Wrong bike forum.

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I let my battery run down , and know can't access the + side there is this sleeve with a rod in the way rightover the top of the battery, I just ends at the rear fender, no idea what it is, there is nothing in the manuals, I'm go to try and post a pic. please help its 75 degrees and I cant ride.
Thanks for any help in advance.
Tony
My guess is that it's part of a subframe for a sidecar frame -- any other signs of a side car in the body wok? Lower mounting point holes in the fairing?

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post #12 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 5:28 pm Thread Starter
 
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Now What

Geez! I guess that I'm used to my Honda XR650L, It doesn't work , smack it and runs like crazy. Since I removed the Baton? Charged the battery, it wont start, I hit the starter button (with all nec functions done) and all that happens is a slight click, How can anything break by just sitting in a garage? I did check to see if the Baton? pulled anything loose, nothing I can see.
This is making me crazy.
I checked all the stuff in the owners manual under troubleshooting ,,,Nothing
In the Service manual in CD I cant find any trouble shooting.
Just venting ..Sorry
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post #13 of 15 Old Nov 19th, 2005, 5:48 pm
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Dead Battery

Just a guess but if that baton is metallic, looks by the pix like it shorted across the positive and negative battery posts when it was on the bike. Check out the positive battery protector to see if the baton penetrated the covering and shorted things out due to chaffing.

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Remember the checklist:
  • Check kill switch
  • In neutral
  • Kickstand UP
  • NOT in reverse
  • Ignition ON
  • Clutch IN
No start...charge battery. HTH
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So that's where I was supposed to install the rear facing rocket tube? Or is it a frame brace to help keep the welds from cracking? Nope, that was the wing. Well I would just use one of them fancy cords and hook the charger up to the accessory outlet and let it charge. When the bad weather comes it would be time to tear that bar outa there and figure out if it's important or not. I hope you get to ride.

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