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Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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So I left the bike sitting for about a month since I had to work in another city for about a month. I forgot to remove the GPS off the bike so it discharged the battery. I tried reviving the battery using the tender but it wont charge (voltage too low to charge). This is a sealed Yuasa battery that is about 3 years old. Is the battery too far gone and will have to be replaced it? Should I invest on a battery charger instead and try to revive it? A new battery and a new charger costs about the same.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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If you want I have a moto power battery I bought as a replacement for my yuasa ytz10s which turned out to still be good. I tried to sell it but just got a bunch of lowball offers, so if you want it you can have it for nothing. I work at 59 and gessner. If you want it shoot me an email ibefaisal@gmail.com
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Try taking it to vato zone and having them charge it for free....But if it were me I would just go out and get a new one. Usually if its below 8volts they battery has permanant damage to its cells and could either not charge or charge fir now and go bad while ur out and about...
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Jump the battery for a short time to get some voltage in it. This should give it enough juice to allow your auto detect charger to start charging. A single slow complete discharge shouldn't kill the battery. After recharging make sure you do a load test to ensure battery won't be crapping out on you.

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Jump the battery for a short time to get some voltage in it. This should give it enough juice to allow your auto detect charger to start charging. A single slow complete discharge shouldn't kill the battery. After recharging make sure you do a load test to ensure battery won't be crapping out on you.

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Amazingly, this is exactly what I did for my truck yesterday. My truck has sat up for about 4 four months and when I went to try to put my charger on it, nothing. However, when I jumpstarted it and let it run for few minutes I put the charger back on it, it charged all the way up to capacity. Looks like the jumpstart added the neccessary juice needed to float the battery enough to allow it to be charged. I have a Optima Yellowtop dep cycle battery as well, so maybe that matters .
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If you drop the battery off over here I'll charge it for you for free and then test it to see if it's still good.
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Jump the battery for a short time to get some voltage in it. This should give it enough juice to allow your auto detect charger to start charging. A single slow complete discharge shouldn't kill the battery. After recharging make sure you do a load test to ensure battery won't be crapping out on you.

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Thx for the advice! I did as you said and it just took about 3 days for the tender to fully charge the batter after jumping it from the car.
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