Battery dry!


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Yurk2742
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Battery dry!

Post by Yurk2742 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:25 pm



I'm new to this Goldwing thing and I let my battery become totally dead from the bike sitting for a year! The poor girls been sitting most of her life!! I bought her almost 2 1/2 years ago with the carbs needing serious attention from sitting! (1999 with only 9000 miles when I bought it!!) The battery was completely dead and I went to charge it I noticed it was almost completely dry! I filled it with acid but in doing so I slightly over filled the cells above the upper level! Is that going to cause me a problem or damage anything if I leave it that way or should I take some back out? Thank you in advance for any suggestions and answers!


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SG_Jay
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Re: Battery dry!

Post by SG_Jay » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:20 pm

My opinion? Given the power hungry nature of the 1500s, I would just buy a new AGM battery and spare yourself any hassle down the road.

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Re: Battery dry!

Post by Yurk2742 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:45 pm

Thank you for your opinion! I appreciate the response but I've already bought and added the acid so I think I'll see how it works. My main concern is my slightly over filling the battery. I still need to rebuild the carbs so I've got a little time to see if it'll charge and hold a charge. Again thank you for your comment though!
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Re: Battery dry!

Post by SG_Jay » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:01 pm

In that case, give it a try. The worst it'll do is not work.

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Re: Battery dry!

Post by Yurk2742 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 pm

Lol! Right! I did see a post somewhere that stated that you should just use distilled water not acid so we'll see! I'll let you know what happens!
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Re: Battery dry!

Post by CrystalPistol » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:40 pm

Yurk2742 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Lol! Right! I did see a post somewhere that stated that you should just use distilled water not acid so we'll see! I'll let you know what happens!
Yeah, I've read / heard same many times. Once initial acid fill, only add distilled water from then on. I forget reason.


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