Originally Posted by Draeger
Glad it seems to be worked out for you. When you think about how many kazillion batteries are pumped out each year, the chance of a lemon now and then is certainly in the realm of possibility. Just ride, have fun, and don't worry about it. My money is on a bum battery, and things should be smooth from here on in. Fingers crossed for ya
+1 but I always suggest people run the simple tests. I hate to see people waste time and money guessing when tools are usually the same price or less.
I 1000% believe in the old "Give a man a fish he eats for a day but teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime..."
There are times to go to the shop/pros but depending on your level of mechanical/electrical ability those times with Yamaha are few and far in-between!!
My dad gave me a solid background before passing and I have an inquiry mind so I like to figure out the simple stuff. The time and money spent not going to the dealership is just icing on the cake for me. Take our oil changes: I'm basically done except for disposing of the oil in the time it would take me to get to the dealership(20ish minutes). Filters/washers online and oil at local grocery store often with 10% off coupon and then sometimes rebate on top of that.