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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Time for New Battery or Not

just checking for some adivse, on if I should get a new battery or there is any way to find out if there is hope for the one I have. I have a 2006 ninja 650R.

a few months ago I left the key in and ran the battery down, jumped it and did not have any trouble since that time. A few weeks ago I hurt my back (not riding related), and went to start the bike after 2 weeks did not start. jumped it rode 20 minutes or so. Then tried to start it a week later (last wed), dead again, put old battery charger on it for a few hours, it started. Went to start it this morning dead again.

Any hope for this battery?

Any waht to find out if it is serviceable?

Bite the bullet and spring for $75 for new battery?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:38 PM
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just checking for some adivse, on if I should get a new battery or there is any way to find out if there is hope for the one I have. I have a 2006 ninja 650R.

a few months ago I left the key in and ran the battery down, jumped it and did not have any trouble since that time. A few weeks ago I hurt my back (not riding related), and went to start the bike after 2 weeks did not start. jumped it rode 20 minutes or so. Then tried to start it a week later (last wed), dead again, put old battery charger on it for a few hours, it started. Went to start it this morning dead again.

Any hope for this battery?

Any waht to find out if it is serviceable?

Bite the bullet and spring for $75 for new battery?

sounds like it is time to cough up the 75 check around and see if you can get a bike master battery they are one of the best ones to use for the money

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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Auto Zone will load test batteries for free. Plus, some chargers have to be on the battery for 24 hours or more to fully charge.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 06:48 PM
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I agree with NW... leave the battery on a trickle charge over night. Then go get it tested. If it tests good, ya just gotta keep it charged. if bad... time for new one.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 10:56 PM
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If once fully charged, it won't hold a 12.8 volt charge... its junk.




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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 12:04 AM
 
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it doesnt cost much to try to see if it will hold a charge...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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i started noticing on my ZZR-600 that when i pulled in the brake lever, the instrument panel lights dimmed..and just this weekend i replaced the stock front signals with flush mounts and the first day, they flashed at regular speed, the next day, they were flashing rapidly, the rear signals were working as well. i'm assuming it's not pulling enough juice, so i'm replacing the battery this week.
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