I believe the proper sequence to shut off your bike to avoid any COD symptoms is put the bike in neutral and turn off with the key. do not use the kill switch. This just stops the symptoms of COD but does not eliminate the cause.Hey, so I realize I'm reviving a REALLY old thread, but I might have a problem!
Here's the scenario:
2006 Warrior that I've installed a rear tail light assembly that provides LED turn signals, LED brake light and LED plate light. Also I have Kuryakyn mirrors that provid LED turn signals for the front.
I've read about COD in the past and I've always tried to be mindful of shutting the bike down properly. Somewhere I recall reading that you could kill the bike using the kickstand while in gear and that would be "safe" and not kill your battery. This has always seemed to work.
Lately I've noticed when I go start the bike it's been troublesome. Admittedly, I have not been riding nearly enough lately, so the bike has been sitting. I replaced the battery a few months ago (before winter hit) and things seemed fine. I've kept it on a battery tender, but it doesn't want to start.
Sometimes it will, but other times it just "clicks" much like the sound of COD. However, I hear COD is when you are shutting off the bike. I've never experienced that.
Are these related? Will doing the COD "fix" solve my issue?
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