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So, yesterday I park the bike at work and leave the damn parking lights on all day (about 9 hours), battery totally dead but have been jump starting the bike to get around. Questions for the board --can I get enough charge back into the battery by taking her for a good long ride? Should I buy a battery tender and charge it up or am i going to need a new battery entirely?
 

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Good questions! Has happened to me too, but not for as long and without the dead battery part. Am looking forward to answers from someone for when I too kill my charge...

Thanks for bringing the subjectup.

scooby ;D
 
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it started up this morning first shot, but now I've got other problems: i'm starting a new thread called "No. 5 is Alive"
 

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You should put a battery tender on the bike any time the battery has been discharged, or if it isn't ridden for a week or more. As I was typing the above sentence, I stopped in the middle and ran out to the garage to hook mine up, since my bike will be sitting for another week until I get the revalved forks back.

I still have the original battery in my bike, that is now more than 6 years old. I know it's on its last legs, but it hasn't died yet. I don't think I've ever even had a car battery last six years.
 

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Note that a battery tender will not work on a completely dead battery. It only works when the battery has some charge. If it is completely dead a good long ride will work, or a regular battery charger.
 
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Note that a battery tender will not work on a completely dead battery. It only works when the battery has some charge. If it is completely dead a good long ride will work, or a regular battery charger.
:-/ a battery tender works just fine on completely dead batteries, whoever told you they don't work unless the battery has some charge was full of it.
 

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Mine does not work on a completely dead battery, so my battery tender told me... BTW the instructions say the same thing. Must have >3V (or something like that, don't remember the actual number) before it will work. If the battery is completely dead it sees it as a short and will not turn on.

Just looked it up, the plus model requires at least 2.5V (not 3) before it will turn on. Dead battery = 0V, last time I looked that was less than 2.5V.....
 
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yup my bad... i just assumed my last battery had no charge after it was shipped to me. i'm the one full of it today.
 
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