2014 GL 1800 battery


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SouthernOhio
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2014 GL 1800 battery

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I have a 2014 Gold Wing with 14,000 miles. After a ride today, when I tried to start it to put it in the garage. Nothing happened. The neutral light, stand light and low tire light lit up, but nothing else. There wasn't even enough power to unlock the trunk. Would a battery that new go bad that quickly, or would the problem lie somewhere else?

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Big Blue UK
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Re: 2014 GL 1800 battery

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I have known batteries to fail within 12 months, it could have a dead cell. You need to check the battery connections, check the static voltage before you do anything, jump start it and check the charge rate. I reckon alternator is ok though, for a good battery to go that flat, the alternator output would be too low to run the Wings systems, and it would cut out.
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Re: 2014 GL 1800 battery

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Batteries can fail very quickly, all your symptoms sound like a dead battery. I use a battery tender and my batteries usually last 5 years, but failing after a year is known to happen, I would try removing the battery, put it in charge for 24 hours and then take it to a garage and load test it, many places don't charge to load test a battery. That is the most certain way to know if it's the battery, if the battery is good then you have a charging issue, that can be harder to find and very expensive, so you probably want to hope it's the battery, it's the lesser of all evils!! :D

Gary

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