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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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i'll charge my battery overnight, then the next day ill take to the store, go get some gas, and then to work. when i get off of work like 8 - 10 hours later, the battery will be pretty weak. to the point where the battery will die after 3 attempts cranks. can anyone explain to me how to check the recharging system. also i just got the bike and havent done any maintance to it due to lack of time. can anyone suggest what would help the bike turn on easier when its cold.
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i'll charge my battery overnight, then the next day ill take to the store, go get some gas, and then to work. when i get off of work like 8 - 10 hours later, the battery will be pretty weak. to the point where the battery will die after 3 attempts cranks. can anyone explain to me how to check the recharging system. also i just got the bike and havent done any maintance to it due to lack of time. can anyone suggest what would help the bike turn on easier when its cold.
Check to see if it has water in it... If so or if not, you probably need a new battery.
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Yeah...how old is the battery? The first thing I would do is test the battery and the charging system with a voltmeter or whatever...

Battery's are cheap. Change it. They only last about 3 years or so on average.



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the battery is less than one week old, what do i hook the voltometer to and what do i watch for to see if its good or bad, also DC or AC
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DC 12.0-12.6 on battery is good surface charge.
While running it should be 13.0-15.0 Volts DC. (Charging System)
Turn your ignition and high beams on with the engine off for 1-3 minutes. (Load test battery) Should be 11.6-12.6 when you turn everything off.
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ill try it first thing in he morning and post the results, thanks for the help
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Battery's are cheap. Change it. They only last about 3 years or so on average.
you're high.....try like 90-120$ for a new battery if you're lucky.


what is the bike? why post a question about fixinga bike if you don't post the year/make/model?

we need that info.

then i could tell you how to test the stator and rectifier for that bike.
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you're high.....try like 90-120$ for a new battery if you're lucky.


what is the bike? why post a question about fixinga bike if you don't post the year/make/model?

we need that info.

then i could tell you how to test the stator and rectifier for that bike.
I just got a new battery from Batteries Plus for $35... Actually $30 because of the discount they gave me for waiting...
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I just got a new battery from Batteries Plus for $35... Actually $30 because of the discount they gave me for waiting...
what type of battery and what bike? it's not any bike with FI....all the newer bikes (around 2000 and newer) with FI have crazy expensive sealed batteries.
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what type of battery and what bike? it's not any bike with FI....all the newer bikes (around 2000 and newer) with FI have crazy expensive sealed batteries.
It wasn't a sealed one... However, they had the AGM batteries for my 500 Ninja for $50. In fact, I think the most expensive one I saw on the rack was $80...
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It wasn't a sealed one... However, they had the AGM batteries for my 500 Ninja for $50. In fact, I think the most expensive one I saw on the rack was $80...
ya, they had to get one from me out of the back. we were out at the shop. the one for f4i/929 are 109$ from yuasa. The new r1 battery (by new i mean 04 and newer) are in the mid 120's.


also, back on topic, if your battery has been drained completely it will never hold a full charge again. that ruins batteries (except deep cycle).
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ya, they had to get one from me out of the back. we were out at the shop. the one for f4i/929 are 109$ from yuasa. The new r1 battery (by new i mean 04 and newer) are in the mid 120's.


also, back on topic, if your battery has been drained completely it will never hold a full charge again. that ruins batteries (except deep cycle).
On sale at Batteries Plus for $65. I think you need to find a better battery store...
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ya, they had to get one from me out of the back. we were out at the shop. the one for f4i/929 are 109$ from yuasa. The new r1 battery (by new i mean 04 and newer) are in the mid 120's.


also, back on topic, if your battery has been drained completely it will never hold a full charge again. that ruins batteries (except deep cycle).
I got a new one for my 05 SV650S for $40, then returned it when I found out it would be covered under warranty!

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When buying a new battery... you should always look into getting a AGM battery over a standard liqued acid filled battery.




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why is that?
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why is that?
Simple... You never have to f*ck with it.

At least in terms of filling it with distilled water... You still need to have it on a tender...
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Yeah they are just all around better. No liqued acid, no water, no maintance, completely sealed, provide more CCA even after its not fully charged. hold a better charge for long period of time.




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you're high.....try like 90-120$ for a new battery if you're lucky.


what is the bike? why post a question about fixinga bike if you don't post the year/make/model?

we need that info.

then i could tell you how to test the stator and rectifier for that bike.
I've never paid over $45 bucks for a battery, brutha. Step off.



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I've never paid over $45 bucks for a battery, brutha. Step off.
for an older bike. my 900rr had a 40$ battery. my 929, f4i, and now 636....expensive. i run yuasa, only yuasa.
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