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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Stock Battery Failed today. Bad Cell error 520209 3

So the stock battery stopped wanting to take a charge or start the bike without a jump today.

One engine code came up after getting the jump. and another one was found....old or new IDK.

Error 0 520193 7 IAC out of range
Error 1 520209 3 Lots of head scratching about this one but points to front O2 sensor. Here is why that is wrong.


When I got on the bike I did wash off the fairing some. Rode bike five minutes and all audio sources are acting weird and cutting out. So I pull over shut off bike and unplug the ipod. Starts right up. Go back to riding. Got 35 miles to do. Ran radio maybe half the time, better because of battery charging but still not 100 %

Turn off bike, 5 minutes later nothing acts like a dead battery. So call good ol AAA for a jump. Jump pack was about dead but did allow me to see bike voltage sitting at 11 volts with the jump pack...or worse. So charged the pack and jumped. Rode back 35 miles and got the 520209 within 3 minutes of running. Alternator charging no problem.

So Error 1 in my case was for sure a system glitch from dead battery. Next time my audio starts cutting out I will be checking the battery.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 10:25 PM
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New electronic systems, PCM, CAN Buss etc minimum voltage is a key part. If battery is 11v and system is charging, the base voltage is not there and can make electronic go wonky.

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My stock battery went in a year. I replaced it with the exact same brand. It's been on the scooter for six years. Still starting fine. Go figure.

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Error 1 520209 3 Not in Victory manual and no one really knows for sure what it is. Thats why I posted info.

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put lock washers on battery bolts is a must

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My stock battery was still starting the bike after 6 years but I started to get worried so I put a new one in last summer. My last chevy truck had the original battery for 12 years before it finally went dead, maybe some kind of record!

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My 12 CCT OEM battery was still perfect after 5 years. That is a record for me. I think where Ma Vic positions the battery lasts longer for some reason. I still have it for back up on a maint charger. I replaced with one from Chrome Battery a few months ago. Comes with a 18 month warranty and the delivered in 2 days for $58.00.

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Cross bike batteries do well because they are in an ideal location where they get lots of air, keeping them cool.

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yep my 2012 still has the orig batt. 6 yrs so far and still going good. i do carry a jump start pac and jumper cables to.
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