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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2015, 11:46 AM
Aloha Tom
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: All Roads Lead To Yosemite, CA.
Year: 94
Model: 1500 SE
Posts: 4,568
don't trust the battery- charging it does not mean squat!
Need to take to a bike shop or parts store and have it `load tested`= the ability to return to normal after load is applied- like using the starter
Batts can look good, and have an issue from low cell fluid- that's a killer for sure,
being overcharged from alt issues, that also boils out the fluid which is needed to operate!

pull it out- put on your charger again, then to the store for testing
If your battery is 3-4 years old don't be surprised it its failed, AGM style batt is suggested for replacement- the no hassle battery!
Even 1-2 years old can fail if the fluid gets low in 1 section, happened when cheap HFT charger never stopped!! ooops
Now on a real Battery Tender Jr. when not riding~
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