Dead battery ??


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Lebouc
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Dead battery ??

Postby Lebouc » Sun May 16, 2010 5:27 pm



I just bought a new battery about a month ago and put it on the bike , i haven't touched it since 'til i tried it yesterday but the battery is dead , what could eat the juice when the bike doesn't even run ???



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Re: Dead battery ??

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 17, 2010 12:40 am

The radio I believe always pulls a little bit of power, to keep its settings in memory.

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Re: Dead battery ??

Postby Right Winger » Mon May 17, 2010 1:01 am

:D The battery being hooked up for a month should not run down. I my self make it a habit not to leave it connected for longer than a week. I developed that habit when I used lead acid batterys. I use AGM batterys now and can't break the habit. I have left my bike sit as long as two months with no problem starting. But most bike now days have a lot of things going on after the ignition switch is turned off. Radio memory , clock , and the engine management module. and depending on the bike maybe a couple other modules, all keep pulling on the battery after the ignition switch is turned off . I would shuck the lead acid battery and opt out to a AGM battery. :) Just a thought


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