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  • Issue starting my R15 V3

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post over here. I have been searching for answers on the net but haven't been able to find anything related to the problem I'm facing.

    Recently I have been facing issue starting my R15 V3. When I press the ignition, the engine only cranks while the instrument cluster flickers, but the engine starts in some time. Some times the engine just starts directly without any problem and some times the engine doesn't start at all but keeps cranking again while the instrument cluster flickers. In this case, I have to resort to jump starting it in the 2nd gear.

    I referred to my local mechanic as well as the service center, they said there probably is an issue with the battery. However, yesterday this problem occured again but it followed by a loud knock from the engine. This got me concerned and got me here.

    Has anyone else faced this issue and if so, then what is the solution to it.

    Some additional info:
    ODO: 7,700 Kms.
    Time since purchase: 1 year 4 months
    Changes made: Switched the rear indicators for LED ones for tail tidy

    I hope you guys can help me out on this one. Thanks to everyone in advance!

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    Re: Issue starting my R15 V3

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      Re: Issue starting my R15 V3

      First thing you should address is the battery voltage. If its low, replace the battery. If the bike runs fine after you jump start it then the issue lies either in stator motor or battery, basically anything that helps start the bike.
      Originally posted by saukothale View Post
      Hello everyone,

      This is my first post over here. I have been searching for answers on the net but haven't been able to find anything related to the problem I'm facing.

      Recently I have been facing issue starting my R15 V3. When I press the ignition, the engine only cranks while the instrument cluster flickers, but the engine starts in some time. Some times the engine just starts directly without any problem and some times the engine doesn't start at all but keeps cranking again while the instrument cluster flickers. In this case, I have to resort to jump starting it in the 2nd gear.

      I referred to my local mechanic as well as the service center, they said there probably is an issue with the battery. However, yesterday this problem occured again but it followed by a loud knock from the engine. This got me concerned and got me here.

      Has anyone else faced this issue and if so, then what is the solution to it.

      Some additional info:
      ODO: 7,700 Kms.
      Time since purchase: 1 year 4 months
      Changes made: Switched the rear indicators for LED ones for tail tidy

      I hope you guys can help me out on this one. Thanks to everyone in advance!

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        Re: Issue starting my R15 V3

        Originally posted by saukothale View Post
        Hello everyone,

        This is my first post over here. I have been searching for answers on the net but haven't been able to find anything related to the problem I'm facing.

        Recently I have been facing issue starting my R15 V3. When I press the ignition, the engine only cranks while the instrument cluster flickers, but the engine starts in some time. Some times the engine just starts directly without any problem and some times the engine doesn't start at all but keeps cranking again while the instrument cluster flickers. In this case, I have to resort to jump starting it in the 2nd gear.

        I referred to my local mechanic as well as the service center, they said there probably is an issue with the battery. However, yesterday this problem occured again but it followed by a loud knock from the engine. This got me concerned and got me here.

        Has anyone else faced this issue and if so, then what is the solution to it.

        Some additional info:
        ODO: 7,700 Kms.
        Time since purchase: 1 year 4 months
        Changes made: Switched the rear indicators for LED ones for tail tidy

        I hope you guys can help me out on this one. Thanks to everyone in advance!
        Battery does seem to be the most probable issue. Ask a local mechanic to try with a spare battery and check the wiring for loose points. Hopefully it's nothing within the engine but if it is, claim it under warranty.

        Good luck

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          Re: Issue starting my R15 V3

          Thank you guys for your suggestion.

          Update on the situation:
          Yesterday I tried starting the bike and couldn't hear the cranking of the engine as it was happening before. Since I was outside, I decided to jump start it again (thank god I was on a slope). So I decided to remove the battery and charge it once to check.

          As soon as I opened the flap for the battery, I could clearly see that there is a yellow residue on the negative terminal of the battery and was clearly leaking. I tried to remove the screw but the terminal itself on the battery broke with little to no effort.

          It took some effort but I managed to remove the screws, since both the terminal broke off and the nuts were warped for obvious reasons.

          I had spoken to the service center and since more than 1 year has passed, I'd get 50% off instead of full exchange. But since the battery is damaged, would it be exchangeable?

          Thank you everyone for your help.

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            Re: Issue starting my R15 V3

            Originally posted by saukothale View Post
            Thank you guys for your suggestion.

            Update on the situation:
            Yesterday I tried starting the bike and couldn't hear the cranking of the engine as it was happening before. Since I was outside, I decided to jump start it again (thank god I was on a slope). So I decided to remove the battery and charge it once to check.

            As soon as I opened the flap for the battery, I could clearly see that there is a yellow residue on the negative terminal of the battery and was clearly leaking. I tried to remove the screw but the terminal itself on the battery broke with little to no effort.

            It took some effort but I managed to remove the screws, since both the terminal broke off and the nuts were warped for obvious reasons.

            I had spoken to the service center and since more than 1 year has passed, I'd get 50% off instead of full exchange. But since the battery is damaged, would it be exchangeable?

            Thank you everyone for your help.
            If the battery is in warranty, you can get a new one for free.

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