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Old 06-23-2009, 02:36 PM
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Bike is taking more and more cranks to start, losing charge after 4-5 days of sitting...I think its time for a new battery.

I know Wal-Mart has motorcycle batteries, anyone know if they have any that fit the F4i?
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:36 PM
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Haha, I'm sure they do, but they're a waste of money. I got one last season and it lasted a week, took it back and got my money, then bought a good battery.

I'm not saying go to honda and pay hundreds of dollars for one, but if you have a battery specialist in your area go there and don't get the cheapest model.

I'm pretty tight with money, but a battery is not something to skimp on. Anywhere but walmart.
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:48 PM
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I bought a walmart battery for my f2. used it for a week. crash bike bike. saved the battery for a year without charging it. bought an f4i. its battery died. put in the battery i saved and it started right up. has given me any problems....knock on wood.
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:53 PM
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Yes, they carry one. No, I won't recommend it. Get yourself a quality battery and a trickle charger (again, get a good one by Deltran ["Battery Tender JR" is great!]).
 
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most of the time when a battery doesn't last a week it's because the dealer or customer did not give it an initial charge
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:46 PM
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Crazy question: Can you use a battery-tender with the battery still attached to the bike?
 
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Originally Posted by Bonafide View Post
Crazy question: Can you use a battery-tender with the battery still attached to the bike?
Yeah definitely, I do it all winter when its stored
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:57 PM
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I use the Interstate Batteries. Very reliable & great customer service.
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...445-4294486476
 
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Bonafide View Post
Crazy question: Can you use a battery-tender with the battery still attached to the bike?
Absolutely. You connect this to the battery terminals and leave it on the bike:
http://www.batterytender.com/images/...terminals2.JPG

Then you snake the plug part out the side of the bike and connect it to the charger. When you aren't charging (like when you ride) just tuck the plug part back in.
 
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Excellent! going to get a tender now...
 

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