My 2001 B12 has begun to stall out occasionally when starting. I haven't done much trouble shooting yet, so I only have basic data at this point. However, on the off chance someone else has seen something similar, I'll go ahead and post early and solicit ideas.
Symptoms: Both cold and hot, sometimes hit starter and it stalls out, can't turn the engine. Drags battery down so far that the clock loses its setting. Try again, same thing (wait, it's not what you think). Put on battery tender for 15 minutes, and it spins its little heart out.
1. New battery (11/2016).
2. Battery takes and holds charge (~13.2 VDC, ~12.8-12.9 VDC a few days after full charge while installed in cycle).
3. Typical cranking voltage (i.e., when it cranks) 9.6-9.8 VDC.
4. Voltage at terminals with engine running ~13.9-14.2 VDC, ~3000 rpm.
5. Low mileage bike, ~10,000, no accessories or modifications.
Naturally, I first thought of some kind of battery or charging system problem, but now I'm not so sure. If it's not the battery or charging system, what is it? Anybody ever had something similar?
Thanks for your thoughts.