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I HATE BATTERIES - March 19, 2011, 09:36 AM

Damn, but I hate batteries!!!
It seems like every time I go to use any vehicle other than my car I'm having to buy a new one.

I was good, I took the (almost new) battery out of my bike and put it on a tender for the winter.. Took it off the tender and popped it in the bike yesterday and bleck... NOTHING !!!!

My RV.. go to fire it up.. dead battery... Generator.. dead battery...
&*(%&$%^*#$*%^$
I freaking HATE batteries !!!
We need a better tech for these things badly !!


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You know batteries have warranties, right?

Besides... bump start that bish.


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March 19, 2011, 10:01 AM

Why not disconnect them and bring them inside for the winter?
I've never not failed to have a battery work for me when I disconnected it and brought it inside for the offseason.

The only thing you have to be concerned about is maybe losing some computer mapping since some vehicle keep an active map depending on how your ride/drive. But even then, a day's worth of riding will retune it.



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Why not disconnect them and bring them inside for the winter?
I've never not failed to have a battery work for me when I disconnected it and brought it inside for the offseason.
That is exactly what I did with the moto battery and I even left it hooked to a battery tender the whole time which had a nice green light on when I went to dsconnect it. Put it in the bike.. and... barely nothing.. died after 2 wimpy turns..

As far as bump start.. I'd like to see you manage that on my 1000cc twin..
I've been bump-starting bikes since I was 8 years old and I have tried multiple times and never even gotten close with my Aprillia.. Almost dropped it a few times trying tho.. Gee, what FUN..!!
Sucker will lock up the rear wheel in ANY gear..

As far as warranty.. maybe.. If I HAD receipts...


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I guess I'm lucky. My bike sat idle from November until last weekend. I never took the battery out. I started it up twice during that time and ran up the RPM's for about 30 minutes just to give it a quick recharge but that's it. It hasn't given me any problems at all.
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That is exactly what I did with the moto battery and I even left it hooked to a battery tender the whole time which had a nice green light on when I went to dsconnect it. Put it in the bike.. and... barely nothing.. died after 2 wimpy turns..

As far as bump start.. I'd like to see you manage that on my 1000cc twin..
I've been bump-starting bikes since I was 8 years old and I have tried multiple times and never even gotten close with my Aprillia.. Almost dropped it a few times trying tho.. Gee, what FUN..!!
Sucker will lock up the rear wheel in ANY gear..

As far as warranty.. maybe.. If I HAD receipts...
I can co-sign. Trying to bump start big, high compression V-Twins is an absolute bitch.

I've only done it once after 2 very exhausting blocks pushing and it spun up finally in 4th gear. 1,2, & 3 it would simply lock the rear and laugh at me as a I nearly tumbled to the ground.



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Haven't we had enough of asians' trying to "help" this week?
Ching chong ting tong ling long.



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No, but Fitz would.



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As far as bump start.. I'd like to see you manage that on my 1000cc twin..
I've been bump-starting bikes since I was 8 years old and I have tried multiple times and never even gotten close with my Aprillia.. Almost dropped it a few times trying tho.. Gee, what FUN..!!
Sucker will lock up the rear wheel in ANY gear..
I wish I had seen this post before I took mine out last night. I ended up having 2 guys push me downhill in a parking lot for nothing. What would be the right way to bump start a Falco if it's even possible? I tried popping the clutch in 2nd gear with the left throttle at high idle and the right throttle at about a quarter. It didn't seem like the engine cranked at all, so I figured the slipper clutch was the problem and gave up.
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^^^A Falco has two throttles? Yikes.



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^^^A Falco has two throttles? Yikes.
Yup. Falcos aren't beginner bikes. The left one is a choke when the engine is cold, and a locking throttle after it warms up.
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