I got questions about 3 matters, I would greatly appreciate any insights and help.
First is about battery charging DURING the riding season. I ride to school and work, and both destinations are fairly close to my home (~20 min. ride). Also, lately I have been having trouble starting the bike when cold, so the starter, spark plugs and battery have been taking a hammering.
Therefore, I have decided to charge my battery tonight. Does anyone else do this? And if so, how often?
Second question I have is about the cooling fan. Specifically, how do you know it is still working or not?
During the summer after a ride, it was usually on for a minute or two. 2 days ago, my bike was overheating (smoke was coming from the radiator). I checked my coolant level and sure enough it was really low. I just finished topping off the coolant.
Then I realized that the fan never did turn on 2 days ago when it was overheating the whole day. Does that necessarily mean that the cooling fan is not functioning?
Last question is about my rear brake light. After I had the lowside accident at Earl's Cove, my rear light doesn't turn on when the rear brake is pressed. Should I bother getting it fixed (I hardly ever use the rear brake on the SV650) if it's not just a simple wire that is loose?
Thanks in advance.