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January 19, 2006, 06:25 AM

I've got a 500r and I just bought a battery tender at the motorcycle show last weekend. Can I leave the battery in and charge it or do I have to take it out? I've read the manual and it says to take it out, but that's a pain. Anyone done this?

My battery dies quick... and it's a new bike
Anyone else have this prob?

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January 19, 2006, 06:38 AM

You can leave it in the bike. Use the included pigtail thats what its for. But first why is your battery dieing? Are you leaving the key on?


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January 19, 2006, 06:54 AM

No, you should not have problems with your battery dying. How often are you riding it? If you are out riding, the bike should be charging the battery but if it's dying after letting it sit, you could have a bad battery or you might have a problem with the charging system on your bike.


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January 19, 2006, 06:55 AM

I've tried everything to see if something was draining battery.

No - I don't leave key on...

If it sits for more than 4 days or so, the battery totally discharges... Pain in the ass. I've had to jump it twice since I bought it.
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January 19, 2006, 06:58 AM

If its under warrenty take it back to the shop.


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January 19, 2006, 07:36 AM

Does the ignition switch have an extra click to the left after the "OFF" postition? The reason I ask is that I had a similar issue with my then brand-new Suzuki - the battery would croak after a couple of days and the problem was that there was one more click to the left in the ignition switch that turned on the tail light as a safety feature in case you were stranded at night. I was turning the key too far left and turning on the tail light Check that.

In answer to your original question, there's no need to take the battery out when hooked up to the tender.
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January 19, 2006, 07:39 AM

Time for a new battery!!!


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January 19, 2006, 07:42 AM

Johnny new bikes come with.......?


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January 19, 2006, 07:50 AM

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Johnny new bikes come with.......?
A new battery, problem is if that bike sat at the dealership for a long while and was an over stock sale (get it off the floor at any cost) that battery could have drained out, thus needing a new battery. No like you said warrenty should cover this but I don't know bike warrenties very well.


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January 19, 2006, 08:07 AM

As a rule bikes dont get batteries installed untill they are sold for that reason and others. You dont need to start them to move them. I think Biggy might have called this one the FJ had a "park" position that left the tail light on.


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January 19, 2006, 08:12 AM

Fair enough, I still say get the new battery. As stated above if you have to jump more then once it's gonna be a dead battery regardless of what caused it in the first place. Even if it is that park light problem thats a lot of undue stress to a small motorcycle battery.


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January 19, 2006, 08:24 AM

Definitely take it back to the dealership. Have them tell you what's wrong. It will be very easy for them to figure out if there is a short, your battery is no good, or there is a problem with the charging system. If it is a short, it will take a little bit to find. Have you added or made any changes to anything electrical on your bike? Heated grips/gear, flush mounts, fender eliminator?

Also, check your battery terminals and make sure they are tight. You'd be surprised how many times a bike came in that wouldn't start, and that was all it took.
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January 19, 2006, 08:50 AM

They DO make bad new batteries.

Bought a battery for my Jeep dated manufactured a month prior, got it home, drove it for one day. Dead again.

Took it back, got another - been working fine.

Get a new battery.


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January 19, 2006, 09:13 AM

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They DO make bad new batteries.

Bought a battery for my Jeep dated manufactured a month prior, got it home, drove it for one day. Dead again.

Took it back, got another - been working fine.

Get a new battery.
I agree...Have had the same thing happen to one of my cars...Coincidentally, it was a Jeep as well. Bought a brand new battery (after mine kept dying) and same thing happened. Took it back to Wal-Mart, returned it, got another, NO PROBLEM.


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January 19, 2006, 09:20 AM

If it wasnt bad from the get-go but has been completely discharged a few times, it more then likely is bad now.

New battery.


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