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I'm gonna make this short. I bought a 848 and it ran fine for a few weeks, then after letting it sit for a few weeks dead. I then replaced the battery and drove it for 3 more days before letting it sit for 2 weeks again.

Now the problem is the bike is dead and when I tried jumping it it starts but after removing the cables it instantly dies. What could it be, Any ideas?

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Ok so I just took the battery to Autozone and told them to charge it fully and they said it'll be ready by tmrw. As for the tender thing I think my battery tender wasn't working cause after a whole night the bike didn't start. I will take pics tmrw and post them in the morning. Umm you're question isn't silly, by dead I meant that it doesn't turn on period, the same as if there is no battery in it. No lights, no ignition, no dash, nothing. Btw thanks TChase for that!:D It'll help me at least located the Voltage Regulator wherever that is! lol. I also see a blown 3AMP fuse any clue what that's for?

I'll take pics in the morning of the bike and keep you guys posted.
 

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Thanks everyone!!! I was :blind: and now I've been guided. So Autozone finally gave me the back the battery with a full charge and after installing it back in, it came back to life :D I really thought it was the Regulator/Rectifier cause after I removed the jumper cables I thought that like a car the bike should have held the charge and stayed on once started but that wasn't the case.

CONCLUSION:
A bike is not a car.
Sometimes the problem is the most obvious one.
There are still some good people on this planet.
Help others and others will help you.

Next step: Get a motorcycle license :loser: lol

(I'm still going to ride without one till then)

I threw my car pic in there also just for the hell of it.

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Well if the bike is gonna get impounded then I might as well wait, I only got 2 more weeks till my road test anyway. If it's a short in the circuit that slowly drains battery then I'll find out in 2 weeks a few days before my road test. In the meanwhile with the permit I got I could still drive as long as I have some biker with an M class license driving a 1/4 mile near me.

Btw if there was a problem with the circuit or rectifier wouldn't it show on the Engine Diagnostics warning light?!
 
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