is some thing on the bike draning the battery?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 856Hog, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. 856Hog

    856Hog New Member

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    I put in a brand new battery in the bike May 9th. Yesterday on June 9th. It wont start at all lights on etc is on. There is nothing on the bike that is new to drain the battery. Standerd bike. Put it on the trickel charger last night at 6pm and now at 9am Sunday the light is still red. Sucks to be me!
    What gives. Do I need to plug it in when I am not using it?
    Rob
     
  2. XL1200N

    XL1200N Frozen Account

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    I and others have contributed extensively regarding this problem. Check some of my threads and do the footwork. E-mail me if you need more help.:D
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If you have an alarm and it's set, it will pull the battery down some and if you don't use the bike regurlarly, it would be best to hook up a battery tender to keep the battery up. A battery that is discharged repeatedly will effect it's life span.