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Old 05-03-2018, 06:30 AM   #1
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Welp.....I decided...

To try and start my motorcycle yesterday and take it for a ride to and from work.

Got the gear out, took the cover off and removed the battery tender.....

And no power.

Put the cover back on her, put the battery tender back on and closed the garage door. I guess this wonít be the year of riding.


Any reason a 4 year old motorcycle battery would die while hooked up to a battery tender? My guess is the tender is shot, but it was just purchased last September and clearly reads when itís charging and not. The tender did have a flashing yellow led specifying a battery issue just before I disconnected it.

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Old 05-03-2018, 10:19 AM   #2
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To try and start my motorcycle yesterday and take it for a ride to and from work.



Got the gear out, took the cover off and removed the battery tender.....



And no power.



Put the cover back on her, put the battery tender back on and closed the garage door. I guess this wonít be the year of riding.





Any reason a 4 year old motorcycle battery would die while hooked up to a battery tender? My guess is the tender is shot, but it was just purchased last September and clearly reads when itís charging and not. The tender did have a flashing yellow led specifying a battery issue just before I disconnected it.



-Nate


Did you verify the tenders output with the magic sticks? Same on the battery?


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Old 05-03-2018, 10:29 AM   #3
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Did you verify the tenders output with the magic sticks? Same on the battery?


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Yeah, start with a voltmeter and go from there. Did the dash light up or did the bike at least try to start?
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:36 AM   #5
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4 yr battery. Time to replace. If you tender each yr its done.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:51 AM   #6
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With the tender on a good battery, DMM should read up there, like 13.5-14VDC.

What does the battery read w/o the tender on it?

4 yrs is not a bad life for a bike bat. Not sure why, but they just don't seem to last near as long as a car bat...
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