1st night out and it was cold estimated 5C. Bike and gg are all packed up, after camping out.
Press the start button, lots of choke rrrrr, rrrrr, rrrrrr.......not much punch in the starting noise. Tried this at least 5 times nothing. Battery is down. Battery is over 3 years old. I thought about changing it before the trip, however it was not a problem.
Thoughts are running through my head, it is Saturday not much help here.
OK gg keep cool, what can I do? check fuel and spark.
Changed over the gas to reserve. Removed the camping gear and took one of the spare spark plugs out and then removed a spark plug lead and placed the spare plug in the lead. Placed the removed lead/plug on the engine and tried the starter, engine fired up on 3 cylinders and a spark was seen at the plug/lead sitting on the engine h'mmm what to do now?
To cut a long story short, the bike just started up on the next two cold mornings and I was able to replace the battery luckily at Mildura. Even then the new battery wasn't fully charged and zr7 wouldn't start.
ZR7 was fully charged after 2 days riding and it starting/running well now.
So I guess I prudently should have changed the battery.
More bugger posts to follow:
Bike fell over
gg at Perth, ava good day