Battery Disconnected

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Mad Dog Jim, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    This might sound like a dumb question,

    I'm in the middle of a re-build on my 08 FLSTC. The battery has been disconnected for about a month and I don't plan to have it back together until about 1st week of March. I can't imagine that is going to create any problems, but thought I'd ask. I have no idea what hidden secrets there are in the electronics. Am I going to have a problem?
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I have a 07 FLSTC and according my service manual there should be no problems with the electronics.
     
  3. Hoople

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    +1, I also agree.

    The only remote minor problem I see is if you have a Siren II with battery back-up. The little NIMH batteries they use for siren back-up power do not like to remain in a uncharged state and I am sure it will be toast in a few months from neglect. But that is a simple cheap fix. Just change it so it does not leak and damage your Siren. :)

    When I purchased the Siren II kit, the battery was bad out of the box from sitting on the shelf for 6 months.
     
  4. Mad Dog Jim

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    No Siren so sounds like I will be gold. Thanks guys!
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You do have it on a tender tho right?:s
     
  6. Mad Dog Jim

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    No - battery is just sitting on a shelf. thought I would throw it on a charger once a month
     
  7. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    If you have a battery tender it would be better to put it on instead of a charger. Is the battery somewhere "warm" ?
     
  8. Mad Dog Jim

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    In the shop... will probably charge it this weekend then store in the house. Won't kill me to buy a new battery this spring. More concerned about the bike electronics, but sounds like I'm good to go there