Battery or Charger

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Hi

I was busy starting my bike when everything went off. No Power .i had been driving the whole day and never had any problems. I jumped the bike with a car and it started. When removing the jumpers it idles a bit then cut out. The EWS came up on the dash board. Could the battery be on its way out .Have other bikes have this happening before.

Need advice

Randy

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Replace the battery.  If the problem persists it is the charger.  Since batteries fail, but chargers hardly ever fail, it is most likely the battery.

Do you have/use an Optimate trickle charger?  I use one to keep my bikes' batteries in good condition (it analyses the battery condition and runs a desulphating routine from time to time).

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Hans Ambulans's picture
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Hi Charles

I have my bike permanently on an Optimate 4. Sometimes for weeks ( like when i went on holiday).

I never had a problem as yet, but is there any "rule" as for how long you should or should not have it connected when standing in garage?

PeterO's picture
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Joined: 2007/09/11

Before you replace the battery, check the alternator and regulator diodes.

Using an Optimate or C-Tech charger will tell you if the battery is ok though.

If you can dream it you can do it!

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Joined: 2013/03/03

Hi

Thanks.i tested the battery and it was definitly the problem.

Appreciated

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