Is it time to buy a new battery?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by kman, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. kman

    kman Member

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    Hey guys, I left my ignition on for three weeks while out of town working. I came home and was ready to ride. I pulled the bike out of the garage and realized my error. I checked the battery with a meter, it didn't register at all. I put my trickle charger on and checked it this morning. It is only reading 4.4, I think the battery is toast. Anybody know if this battery will come back to life or am I heading the store to purchase another battery?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Get a new one. Even IF it would come back to a reasonable level, a deep discharge will shorten it's life considerably and wouldn't be reliable.
     
  3. kman

    kman Member

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    I figured as much. Just wanted to hear it from someone else I guess. Well, off to the store I go. Thanks guys.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Buy a good one, this is no place to cheap out with a battery.:s