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Old 03-21-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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In need of Battery. Suggestions

I managed to toast my 6 month old battery by leaving the key on for a few days. I previously purchased it online for about 60 bucks. Does anyone know where I can find one locally that is reasonably priced?

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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he unit is atrocious. Best advice I can personally offer you.
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Have you tried to charge it?
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Have you tried to charge it?
It's on the battery tender right now. It's been on 11 hours, and when i put the key in and turn it to the on position, the cluster doesnt even light up.
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Shipped really fast too. Recommended to me from the R6 forum
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some "tenders" won't charge a dead battery but will maintain a charged battery..
I have two that won't, don't know if they are supposed to, but they won't, they will maintain one, but not charge one
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Batteries Plus is really hassle free... I just toasted my 6 month old battery and they handed me a new one no questions asked... but then again that doesnt say a whole lot for their quality.
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Batteries Plus is really hassle free... I just toasted my 6 month old battery and they handed me a new one no questions asked... but then again that doesnt say a whole lot for their quality.
They are nice, because they are local and you can probably get it fast, but they were literally double the price for my R6 battery.
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Batteries Plus is really hassle free... I just toasted my 6 month old battery and they handed me a new one no questions asked... but then again that doesnt say a whole lot for their quality.
I've had good experiences with my battery from Battery Plus, and its an AGM battery which is so much better than the lead acid battery I had before.
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I've had good experiences with my battery from Battery Plus, and its an AGM battery which is so much better than the lead acid battery I had before.
Mine too.. I think its a wiring problem on my SV that caused it to die... because it seems like if it sits for a couple days it is dead as ..
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Throw it on a real charger.

My Battery Tender can't bring them back from the dead, but once I get it on a real charger it's good to go.
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Your battery tender doesn't have enough amperage to charge it from dead.
Bring it by and I'll put it on one of our cyclic chargers, free.

FWIW we stock the battery for your bike @ $67.95 with a 1 year warranty.
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Your battery tender doesn't have enough amperage to charge it from dead.
Bring it by and I'll put it on one of our cyclic chargers, free.

FWIW we stock the battery for your bike @ $67.95 with a 1 year warranty.
thats a good deal, and probably a good battery that will last
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I respectfully submit this thread on the question. Much info there.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934

I'm going with an Oddessy next time, even though the OEM Kawasaki bettey has been kick . It's 4 years old and still going!
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Thanks for all of your help. I've tossed it on my friends charger. Hopefully it will charge up and retain a charge. If not, I'll be visiting Patrick tomorrow.
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I respectfully submit this thread on the question. Much info there.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934

I'm going with an Oddessy next time, even though the OEM Kawasaki bettey has been kick . It's 4 years old and still going!
i was going to suggest an oddessy as well. great minds must think alike... lol


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