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Went to take the bike out yesterday. Dead.

I suspect I left aux on as I noticed my forks were not locked.

I call customer care- they tell me it must be towed to dealer. Specific note about not jumping the bike off site.

Not happy about this. My closest dealer is 70 miles away. Not sure I am comfortable riding the bike back home on the highway. I got the bike for local around town riding.

Thoughts on jump starting the bike? Have you had to do this yet? If so, how did you handle it.
 

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There is that "European" (I was told) option on locking the bike that leaves the tail light and partial headlight on - was that your mistake? Seems like it would be an easy mistake.
 

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Use a battery charger. Modern electronics seem a bit fragile when jumped.
My battery would hold enough charge to start the bike if left for 10 days but at 14 days it was flat. Replaced under warranty.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. After repeated attempts at a rolling start, I gave up. Later I hooked it up to a battery tender. This morning turned the key and it turned right on.

I must not have locked the forks all the way and left the AUX on, draining the battery. Lesson learned. I missed a beautiful weekend of riding.
 

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Battery tenders have kept me from that problem for many years. I even got an unbelievable almost 10 years out of one battery mainly due to me being lazy at the time. If I recall correctly as well the owners manual mentions if you don't ride for 30 days to place the battery on a tender. In our area that would be rare but I still keep one on during inclement weather.
 

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I just keep the bikes on a tender all year around - except when being riden or cleaned. (or I forget)

I by mistake forgot to plug my Multi in - came back after two weeks of being away, started - but stalled (never does that) then would not restart - was turning really slowly then click...

So even the bigger bikes have same issue.
 

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I have jump started mine.

The way a new battery is first charged will affect its life-span.

It has to be done slowly, if you (or the dealer's service team) rush it, it won't last.
 

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There is that "European" (I was told) option on locking the bike that leaves the tail light and partial headlight on - was that your mistake? Seems like it would be an easy mistake.
My 2006 Suzi DR650 has the same key positions. I don't normally lock the forks and the first time I did I also went one click too far and discharged my battery because the tail light came on. A recharge worked fine on the DR, but so far my experience with Scrambler electrics has been not so good.
 
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