Harley Davidson Forums

Loading


Hello

Guest

Welcome to the harley davidson forum. Join our discussion today for FREE!

CREATE ACCOUNT

Membership Benefits

Get your questions answered by harley davidson community gurus and industry experts. Exchange your experience with another members. Access full features forum. Get a members discounts for your harley parts & accessories.

dead battery

Electrical

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 24th, 2010, 03:13 PM     #1
New Family
Ride: 1986 1200 sportster
 
Join Date: Sep 20th, 2008
Location: st peter mn
Posts: 6
31frontload is an unknown quantity at this point
dead battery

Harley wont hold a charge for more then two days checked all wiring lookin for a short fond none. on off switch is really sloppy maybe thats the problem dont know cant figure it out
31frontload is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24th, 2010, 03:25 PM     #2
Account Removed
Ride: 2009 Dyna Low
 
Join Date: Aug 16th, 2009
Posts: 7,235
Hoople will become famous soon enoughHoople will become famous soon enough
Re: dead battery

Charge the battery. Disconnect it completely from the bike and see if it self drains... OR...if you don't want to wait 2 days, insert an amp-meter into one of the battery leads and see if you have a hidden drain.

You must establish where and if you have a bike drain or if it is a battery issue.
Hoople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24th, 2010, 03:30 PM     #3
Contributor
Ride: 07 ULTRA CLASSIC
 
Join Date: Apr 22nd, 2008
Posts: 344
hobo55 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: dead battery

How old is the battery,just sitting or riding,check battery connections at both ends of cables, is it a HD battery?????? Does battery go dead when not connected to the bike ??? Need more info. to help.
hobo55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 26th, 2010, 08:30 PM     #4
New Family
Ride: 1986 1200 sportster
 
Join Date: Sep 20th, 2008
Location: st peter mn
Posts: 6
31frontload is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: dead battery

The battery is self draining. Thanks for your help. pretty simple fix.
31frontload is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5th, 2010, 11:55 AM     #5
Warming The Wheels
Ride: 2007 Dyna FXD
 
bubbacraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 115
My Mood: My Mood
bubbacraft is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: dead battery

I know batteries, don't know much else but you may get a charge out of this.
Best battery on the market Odyssey ODYSSEY Batteries - Dealer Locator.

Good Battery optimizer Optimate 3 by Honda

Never store any battery on a cement floor over a long period of time.

Always store your battery in a dry cool place 50 to 70

When charging a battery always connect to terminals before plugging the charger in.

Never text your battery with your tongue.
__________________
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
bubbacraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5th, 2010, 11:58 AM     #6
Moderators
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
Dr. Dolittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2nd, 2008
Location: Woodstock, Georgia
Posts: 6,590
My Mood: My Mood
Dr. Dolittle is on a distinguished road
Re: dead battery

Quote: Originally Posted by bubbacraft View Post
Never text your battery with your tongue.
My battery never answers my texts anyways!
__________________
2008 Street Glide - SE Slip Ons - SE Stage I A/C - Hogtunes amp, speakers, and tweeter pod
Dr. Dolittle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5th, 2010, 12:02 PM     #7
Warming The Wheels
Ride: 2007 Dyna FXD
 
bubbacraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 29th, 2008
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 115
My Mood: My Mood
bubbacraft is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: dead battery

LOL on the typo. TEXT TEST I should test my text
__________________
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
bubbacraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5th, 2010, 12:56 PM     #8
Contributor
Ride: 09 heritage classic
 
Join Date: Jul 23rd, 2009
Location: Manitoba Canada
Posts: 1,636
geezer is on a distinguished road
Re: dead battery

Some guys won't let you get away with anything. LOL
geezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 5th, 2010, 12:59 PM     #9
Contributor
Ride: 2007 Streetbob
 
Jack Klarich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 25th, 2009
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 16,796
My Mood: My Mood
Jack Klarich has a spectacular aura aboutJack Klarich has a spectacular aura about
Re: dead battery

Quote: Originally Posted by geezer View Post
Some guys won't let you get away with anything. LOL
Yep, good thing you didnt mention a camera or pictures its all in fun thats what makes this the best there is humor and great info
__________________
CAPITAL JACK( Nuff Said, We're Burnin Daylight, Let's Ride)
Jack Klarich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6th, 2010, 07:55 AM     #10
New Family
Ride: 1999 Sportster
 
Qsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 3rd, 2010
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
Posts: 8
Qsky is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: dead battery

Storing a battery on a cement floor makes no difference.... I'ts a pretty common misconception.
Qsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RK Battery Dead sprinkman Touring Models 5 Oct 10th, 2010 02:58 PM
dead battery charleyhorse General Harley Davidson Topic 4 Sep 1st, 2010 04:34 PM
is my battery dead? 09 deluxe Softail Models 1 Feb 19th, 2010 12:41 PM
Battery dead Irish Hog Dyna Models 7 Sep 8th, 2008 10:55 PM
Dead battery ????? softail00 Softail Models 2 Sep 3rd, 2008 09:47 PM