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dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
So today after having a total hip replacement 2 months ago I went on a ride. I took out the battery 2 months ago while not riding and I have been putting it on a tender every 2 weeks. Last night I put it in the bike and nothing so I charge it up and bike fires up just fine.Ok next day no problem bike fires up and off we go. Stopped in the mountains after about 70 miles and eat. Bike fires right up and ride another 50 miles, stop for gas, no problems.Get to a friends house 8 miles away and stop for 2 hours. Get on the bike and turn it on have juice hit the starter and everything goes black.WTF. 2007 Midnight stock.Battery is only a year old, upgraded to 310 after the first battery went 4 years. Never had any problems ever.So how does this happen when all is going so well? Thanks, Ken
p.s. we live 22 miles from our friends so they let us use their car to come home last night and tomorrow I'm going back with my trailer and bring home the bike.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Check the battery cables first to be sure they are still tight. They can loosen up after installation and it sounds like a ground is loose.
then check the battery with a meter to see what the voltage is,it needs to be at least 12.6 volts to be good.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
+1 on checking your connections on BOTH ends, not just the end you had loose.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
+1 on cable check, also put a VOM on the battery it should read around 12.6 volts.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
I bought a cheap 310 CCA Scorpion battery. It lived on a Battery Tender. Got less than a year from it. YOu get what you pay for...
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Check the charging voltage that sounds like just enough ride without charging to kill a battery.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
davej wrote:
Check the charging voltage that sounds like just enough ride without charging to kill a battery.


If you check it at the battery, it should be approaching 13.5 to 14 amps, when you roll the throttle up to about 2000, or 2500 rpms. If the connections are tight.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
Volts buddy, Volts! I know you're busy, but amps is not a shorter word.
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
jd750ace wrote:
Volts buddy, Volts! I know you're busy, but amps is not a shorter word. Easy on him, JD, he prolly hadn't even fired up the coffee pot yet!
 
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Re:dead battery 4 Years, 4 Months ago  
DOH!!!!


Hey! ya'll knew what I meant....Yeah...Volts,....that's the ticket
 
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