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After 13000 miles I am getting a check engine light with error code 168. I checked the manual and the code references low voltage after start up.
While at my local dealer for the saddlebag latch fix I asked the service desk about the code. They claim that's a bad battery. So I picked up another battery, haven't installed it yet.
Has anyone seen a similar code?

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There is a section in the manual that states engine codes ??? Never seen that ??? When i had a engine code, it was for low voltage on one of the injectors, coz i was installing some lizard lights etc ... It would be nice to have info on the internet about general fault codes on vics ....

I changed my vic battery also after only 1 year or less, i changed it for a Japanese one that fits right inside the vic box, then no more problems ...

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After 13000 miles I am getting a check engine light with error code 168. I checked the manual and the code references low voltage after start up.
While at my local dealer for the saddlebag latch fix I asked the service desk about the code. They claim that's a bad battery. So I picked up another battery, haven't installed it yet.
Has anyone seen a similar code?
Not me. Yeah, I know that's not really any help.

Still original battery on my '12 XCT, 31,000+ miles. I do plug in a smart charger pretty much whenever it's in the garage, though, i.e., not just over the winter.

You buy another Yuasa?

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Did you test the battery? or have it tested? You can have 12+ volts but the health can be low. The factory Yuasa is one of the best batteries you can use.


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Did you check the terminals to see if they were tight? They tend to loosen.

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New battery installed, what a PIA getting the original battery out, double face tape held it rock solid. The terminals seemed tight, not as tight as the new battery terminals are now . Just a heads up for anybody installing an Interstate battery, the screws that come with it are too short, once you put a star washer on it only 2 threads are engaged. It started up like a bear. I'll be taking a ride on Sunday and find out if the error code stays away.
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New battery installed, what a PIA getting the original battery out, double face tape held it rock solid. The terminals seemed tight, not as tight as the new battery terminals are now . Just a heads up for anybody installing an Interstate battery, the screws that come with it are too short, once you put a star washer on it only 2 threads are engaged. It started up like a bear. I'll be taking a ride on Sunday and find out if the error code stays away.
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Of course, the new battery was fully charged before you installed it. Right?

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Of course, the new battery was fully charged before you installed it. Right?
Yup, 13.2 volts

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Yup, 13.2 volts
Good boy! So many buy a battery off the shelf and install it without charging it up and then complain it didn't last very long.

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Good boy! So many buy a battery off the shelf and install it without charging it up and then complain it didn't last very long.
You make a good point (as always, of course), Ric. However, that requirement may be increasingly old school, particularly with regard to some on-line purchases.

Take a look at Westco, for instance: Motorcyle Batteries and Marine Battteries

They note that "Guaranteed prompt delivery of our products from 1 of 20 of our regional locations throughout the U.S. is a promise. All batteries are fully charged and ready to install."

I bought a Westco AGM as a replacement a few bikes ago, and just slapped it in... as directed. It was still in the bike when I sold it, years later, doing fine.

Bottom line: charging is not always necessary when installing a replacement battery.

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