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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Last Thursday we got a nice day after the big cold front and I did my quick walk around and put on my gear to go for a ride. I unplugged the battery tender maintainer and hopped in the saddle, engaged the ignition and yep you guessed it, NADA, nothing, zilch. I pulled off the front cover and tested the (factory) battery which was reading at a minuscule 1.36 V. I checked the maintainer and it was working properly so the battery seriously cratered. I got online on Amazon and ordered a YUASA AGM battery and a NOCO Genius 3500. FFWD to Tuesday when the battery was delivered. I unpacked the battery and put the acid in per the instructions and let it set for a few moments before placing the cap on it. I farted around a little while in the garage and then walked out to the drive where I had the battery sitting, under the battery was a pool of acid. Sure enough the case wasn't sealed properly on the bottom and the acid was just leaking straight through. I got out the water hose and baking soda to clean up the mess and had to restrain myself when I called Amazon. Fortunately Amazon was great and the immediately issued a refund and told me to dispose of the battery properly. I ran to Autozone and to my surprise they actually had a 20 series powersports battery in stock and ready to rock. I got the old battery out and installed the new one and all is right in the world again. Oddly I hooked up the old battery to the NEW NOCO genius 3500 which did not even recognize that a battery was hooked up...talk about Dead!

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Yep , seen it a lot over the years . Direct Short inside the battery , it happens in an instant usually .

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Boy, That original battery didn't last very long.

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Boy, That original battery didn't last very long.
2.3 years isn't terrible...I would like to get more though. I guess it got back at me for getting 8 years out of the factory battery in my old Toyota Tundra.

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2.3 years isn't terrible...
I have pulled brand new batteries off the shelf stone dead , and 0 volts in them . Batteries are like light bulbs , they can last 10 years or less then a day .

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Battery in my 2010 is still original, Gotta watch out for some of the batteries out there, one of the most recognizable manufacturers out there I have seen the same type of battery come from three different countries, Japan, China and Taiwan, if your lucky you get the Japanese one. Same box, same part number, different origin.


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I'm on my third battery, bought the bike new December '13

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Living in Texas we get some crazy extremes to say the least. 100+ in the summer to who knows in the winter is hard on batteries. Saturday it was 70 at 1 pm, at 11 pm it was 17.

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Doncha just hate getting assaulted by a battery?
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I have one of those Genius G1100 chargers.

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Worked very well until I hame home one day and it was completely dead. It had the distinct aroma of something that had let out the magic smoke. I do have a 2.5-year warranty on it so I still have to send it back, but I reverted back to my battery tender...



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