dead battery

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 31frontload, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. 31frontload

    31frontload Member

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    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
     
  2. Hoople

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    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.
     
  3. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. 31frontload

    31frontload Member

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    The battery is self draining. Thanks for your help. pretty simple fix.
     
  5. bubbacraft

    bubbacraft Active Member

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    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.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My battery never answers my texts anyways! :lolrolling
     
  7. bubbacraft

    bubbacraft Active Member

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    LOL on the typo. TEXT TEST I should test my text:p
     
  8. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Some guys won't let you get away with anything. LOL
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yep, good thing you didnt mention a camera or pictures:lol its all in fun thats what makes this the best there is humor and great info:s
     
  10. Qsky

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    Storing a battery on a cement floor makes no difference.... I'ts a pretty common misconception.