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I have one of the new fangled batteries, a Ballistic. So the other day, I stopped the bike in camp and went to check on a friend who fell off his bike and got hurt. I left the key on, and the battery was drained completely. I had to push start it, then I rode it for a while. Still wouldn't crank. So I rode it for 45 minutes, and still won't crank. With the battery installed and engine and key off, it reads 9.9 volts. Running, it reads 10.8 volts. There are a lot of threads here on charging, but I am still confused. Is the battery low because of the low voltage on the charging system, or is the charging system limited by a toasted battery? Can you check the output of the charging system separate from the battery? Not sure how to do that. It is a 2009. Thanks for any help.