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electrical system? - September 20, 2009, 03:50 PM

Well, I finally tried to get my bike going again and stuck a new battery in it. But its now acting like the battery has no juice in it. Its a new battery and the battery tender goes green.. The bike was running just fine when I last rode it.. So I am annoyed. Did I just happen to get a bad replacement battery? It *was* sitting for a few months before I put it in the bike. But it was on a battery tender much of that time.

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September 20, 2009, 04:23 PM

If a battery sits for a period of time on concrete or metal it will easily ground out; which it may show a full charge but is actually creating a false peak. When put under load for a short period of time you can then take a multimeter and take a reading so try turning on the headlight on high for a few seconds then take a reading. Most chargers under $100 wont be able to detect a false peak if so you may need to take a analogue trickle charger induce a small charge and try the tender again.

If your getting a green like your saying the battery is most likely false peaking or completely toast. If the tender you bought if from had it sit for a while it may be grounded out and if so its probably toast.

I just bought a replacement a while back from www.batterymart.com
they are close and get good reviews I am very happy with them. I had the same thing happen you did with my charger.

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September 20, 2009, 07:36 PM

Are you getting any lights when turning on the key? If not check the main fuse.
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September 20, 2009, 07:39 PM

If you have a short somewhere draining the battery, you may have killed the new battery...
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