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Old 03-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Battery Dead - Ninja 300

I left my key in the on position overnight on my 300. Nothing happens when I turn the key on and off. Should I attempt a bump start? If not, what are my options?
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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.. okay. Sounds like a deal but you'll have to come pick it up, obviously. =P
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I could not get my 300 to bump start .... I tried and tried ... you will have to take the battery out and get it recharged if you dont have a charger or tender.

By a Yuasa Smartshot 900 tender and put the pigtail on it ... ran mine to the back seat box ... and I put it on as soon as I park it. I did the same thing you did. Be careful with those side fairing pieces .. I broke one my tabs already .... the tab at the top towards the end of the seat that tucks it. You have to pull up and out at the same time so be easy with it.

Sucks the seat is bolted down .. makes it a chore to get to the batter.
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I could not get my 300 to bump start .... I tried and tried ... you will have to take the battery out and get it recharged if you dont have a charger or tender.

By a Yuasa Smartshot 900 tender and put the pigtail on it ... ran mine to the back seat box ... and I put it on as soon as I park it. I did the same thing you did. Be careful with those side fairing pieces .. I broke one my tabs already .... the tab at the top towards the end of the seat that tucks it. You have to pull up and out at the same time so be easy with it.

Sucks the seat is bolted down .. makes it a chore to get to the batter.
Thanks man! I guess I'll be out of commission for a couple of days until I can get the tender.
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Bumping it only works if its got some juice left in it. If its completely dead, you might as well go kick dirt until its charged.
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tenders are cheap right now at cycle gear
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Thanks man! I guess I'll be out of commission for a couple of days until I can get the tender.
Tender would not charge my battery. I had to take it to get it charged.
Those tenders are like 35 bucks I think. Its a good investment. Get your tool kit out take the fairings and seat off then pull the battery out... not sure if Autozone charges motorcycles batteries. But it will most likely need to be put on a big charger. maybe someone in your area can tell ya where to take it.
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FI bikes will still need some juice to power the ECU enough to push start. You can jump from a car as long as the car is off. Car running will fry everything.
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Tender would not charge my battery. I had to take it to get it charged.
Those tenders are like 35 bucks I think. Its a good investment. Get your tool kit out take the fairings and seat off then pull the battery out... not sure if Autozone charges motorcycles batteries. But it will most likely need to be put on a big charger. maybe someone in your area can tell ya where to take it.
autozone does charge moto batteries but it will take a whole day, because unlike car batteries it needs to be charged slowly
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you need to get the battery charged up as soon as possible or you risk discharging the battery completely.

Autozone will re-charge batteries for free but their setup is for car batteries not sure that is the best for small powersports batteries, your best bet is to go to harbor freight or cycle gear and pick up a trickle charger, HF has them for like less than 10 bucks with a coupon so it would be silly not to go get one
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autozone does charge moto batteries but it will take a whole day, because unlike car batteries it needs to be charged slowly
Yeah don't just hook it up to just any charger. These are small batteries and you can't juice it with 10 amps or it will bubble and hurt the cells.

I don't think you need a tender. I sometimes go a few weeks without driving a bike and the battery is fine. If it sits for months you might want to get one, but then you might also have gas issues, so just ride. There is always a window to ride in Houston every month.
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