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Is my battery dead???

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:00 AM
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My bike sat for about 3 days with out a tender hooked up (keep in mind it started up fine 3 days ago too). I went to pull it out from garage and start it and it ticked and wouldnt start. Head lights were dim and flickered.
I used my neighbors harley to jump it and it started up great and stayed on. I did not ride it though to see if i can charge it though. After it was on for about 10 min, i shut it off and tried restarting it, and nothing. So im thinking its the battery.

If so , what battery is recommended? Thanks
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:18 PM
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Unless you left your key on there is a good chance that your battery is dead. 3 days is way too short for it to die. I would throw a charger on it and see if it will hold a charge and let it sit for another 3 days or so. If it won't hold a charge and after 3 more days if it still won't start then yes you need a new one. I have a Yuasa in my F4i and it is awesome. It is also like $160. I have a Bike Master in my RR which is bad so I have to buy a new one for that. I will probably go with Yusasa because they last a while.
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:30 PM
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unfortunatley i do not have a charger. I will get one tomorrow and try and see. As far as new batteries, is it better to order online, or jst pop into pep boys?
 
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:33 PM
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Batteries Plus.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:54 AM
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I wouldn't go to Pep Boys. Been there done that got a battery that wasn't quite good enough after hours of searchjing. So I went to a local bike shop and picked up an OEM replacement. 96 dollars and a battery charge later my bike is running like a champ.....except for the blue flame it spits from the pipe... lol.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:51 AM
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+1 on the Yuasa for the F4i. Had really good results with them. Last a long time and don't die very easily from my experience.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:19 PM
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If your bike started up just fine three days ago, and is dead now. I'd highly recommend looking at your charging system.
 
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