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My loyal 2013 Cross Road left me stranded for the first time with a bizarre symptom.

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  1. Mike 4

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    Me and my wife planned a trip from Colorado to South Dakota. As we were cruising along through rural Wyoming the bike just literally died. I was going steady around 75mph when bike suddenly sputtered for a split second and then all the electronics went dead. I pressed the clutch and tried to jump start it a couple of times while coasting but it would only get engine compression breaking. I pulled over and started some basic troubleshooting. Speedo and tach froze in position when it happened. My two-month-old lithium battery seemed to be dead. I tried to reset it through pigtail button but it didn’t help. I didn’t have a multi-meter with me to confirm it but I tried to plug my mini air compressor without a luck.

    My understanding is that bike should be able to continue to run even without battery. Could main fuse be a suspect? Is it possible that main computer would shut itself down as protection? Has anybody experienced anything similar to this?

    Of course, it happened in the middle of nowhere without any phone reception. We were fortunate when the local farmer towed us to the nearest town.

    I had plenty of gas, fresh oil change, and absolutely no electrical or actually any previous issues with this bike.
     

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    Yuasa battery and your on the road again ... any shops around you ?
     
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    My original battery lasted 7 years. I purchased Yuasa and barely lasted me a year. That's why I switched to Lithium.
     
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    Try jumping across the 40amp circuit breaker next to the battery.
     
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    Quality of batteries, including Yuasa, Interstate and O'reilly's house brand is suffering. Don't know about the lithium ion batteries.
    In the last two years have had 3 batteries crap out shorting internally all were less than 6wks. old.
    Load test battery and check the main circuit breaker.
    I really hate electrical problems.
     
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    Yuasa is the oem battery.
     
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    Thank you for your suggestion. I already tried that.
     
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    I liked Yuasa batteries and I had a good luck with a them in my other bikes. Unfortunately, Yuasa replacement battery only lasted 10 months in Victory. (OEM Yuasa was great!) Their quality seems to go downhill. That's why I switched to lithium.
     
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    My Yuasa battery died exactly 10 months in and I use a trickle charger. My O'Reilly battery, car and bikes, seem to last. I think there's only 3 makers of batteries, just labeled for whoever.
     
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    I'm still puzzled by frozen gauges... They are both electronic and with entire system dead, they still showing values (essentially voltage)
     
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    If power is suddenly cut completely the electronic gauges would be stuck. Restore power and they will move again.

    Not familiar with lithium batteries but failure while in use might be a thing.
     
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    Which lithium batter are you using? What are its ratings??
     
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    Three month ago I purchased Battery Tender Lithium with 300cca.
    (model BTL14A300CCA)
     
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    You need to start at the basics rather than have people guess from a few hundred miles away. Buy a cheap meter and get the usual voltage readings, fuses, switches.
     
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    That’s a decent enough battery for sure. With the Ah rating it has it should be more than enough to power your bike. If it were me I’d get a multimeter, try a different battery and check everything to make sure the bikes charging system is good to go.
     

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