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Maybe you should replace all of your fuses also . You may have one that is cracking .
 
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Hi Stephen, It's obviously something breaking down under load. The fact that everything died when you hit the starter button would seem to suggest that the battery is at fault and the zero reading at the battery tender plug seems to bear this out as its directly connected to the battery isn't it? I have heard in the past of battery terminal posts breaking inside the casing and making intermittent contact which cannot handle high load.
Yon mean this is the same old battery you had before ? :(
 

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Thanks guys, this is the same Shorai battery - it‘s 11 months old. It was sent back under warranty action and fully tested (partial discharge, load etc etc). The technician called me and explained in great detail about the testing and results. The battery is good (apparently) and actually produces 330 CCA - no wonder it would generally start first stab before the troubles. That said, I still have a nagging doubt about it, so am going to purchase another. Worth A$ 300 for peace of mind and to definitively rule it out of my technical difficulties.

I will also change all fuses and x6 relays (for Honda 38502-MCS-G01). Good to have a plan! Now, love my Norton but I’m gonna go ride the KTM:D! Happy fettling and I’ll keep you appraised.
 
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Hi Stephen, didn’t you say your KTM has the same battery? If so why not swap them to test?
 

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Hi Stephen, didn’t you say your KTM has the same battery? If so why not swap them to test?
No, unfortunately not. I recontacted the technician about the odd behaviour of the charger and still suspect battery and got further testing advice (below). It appears that the charger may be behaving outside or normal parameters because the battery is not reaching full charge.

Even if I can get the charger to ‘repair’ the battery I still wouldn’t have confidence in it. I’m going to change it for that reason alone. I think it’s evident that I still have an intermittent electrical fault - the worst kind! I could jump on my bike now and go for a ride but would I make it back without the assistance of a breakdown truck? Can’t just ride around the block because I live in an (extremely) hilly area.

No matter, I have a plan. Do the further battery testing - if for interest only. Purchase new battery, relays and fuses and go again. If this does’nt resolve my issue I’m give it to the dealer :)
 

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Further Shorai battery testing advice.

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