Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-2017)
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Post by tbruno »

Hello, can anybody help me out. My battery will not hold the charge. The dealer has told they did a load test and everything was fine. They can not find anything wrong with it. Thanks for any info that you can provide.

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Post by Aussie81Interstate »

go to another dealr and get it tested again :)
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Post by cbx4evr »

What kind of battery? How old is it?
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Post by harvey01 »

I'd pull the battery and take it to a auto parts store for testing!

Of course I guess should ask for how long a time is the bike sitting and do you have a battery maintainer hooked up?
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Post by Viking »

If it is the original battery that came new with the bike, then it is quite probably finished it's life. I still have the original in my 2009, (purchased new the end of 2010) and expect it to give up the ghost soon. I do keep a tender on it all winter tho, and that has allowed it to live this long. Batteries can go any time, but I always expect the ones that come with the vehicle to last the longest. Five or six years isn't bad.

That said, perhaps you have a parasitic draw that is taking the battery down while the bike is sitting. If it was me, I would take the battery out, charge it fully, let it sit for a week, and then test it. If it is still charged, then suspect a draw. If it is not still full, then buy a new battery. Full, by the way, is 12.7 volts or more.

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