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Dead battery on the Vision; what amp setting should the charger be set on?

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Is it a sealed battery? Be sure to top it off with distilled water, if it needs it, if it is not sealed. Generally I charge at 2 amps.

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Tom, how old is the battery? If its around 5 years and you haven't maintained it with an automatic trickle charger, especially during the winter, or you take short hops, I suggest a new one. If you don't have the aforementioned charger, by all means, get a quality one. If you are not going to use the bike in the next few days, put that charger on it. Many electrical parasites are at work draining your battery while you sleep. Same in your car.

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Thanks.
The battery is sealed and is less than 2 years old, it's the original.
Hope I don't have to replace it, really buried it in there didn't they?

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The battery is sealed and is less than 2 years old, it's the original.
Hope I don't have to replace it, really buried it in there didn't they?
There are some chargers that have the ability to restore batteries if they are not terminal. Pun intended.

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Check the battery voltage. If it is below 10 volts you may not be able to save it. It could have a short in one of the cells.
Make sure you have good clean connections on the terminals.
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Dead battery on the Vision; what amp setting should the charger be set on?
It depends on what type of charger you have. Most chargers are variable amperage. They give the battery as many amps as it can take up to a point. As the battery accepts a charge the amps go down. A very low battery may start out at 8 amps. It should tapper off to about .5 amps when charged.
Fully charged it will read 13.2 volts.

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If one is not intimidated by excessive heat and a full time job.
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Never never use a car or truck to jump start a motorcycle battery.


Tom and the rest of you add where you live and year and model of bike.

If you read your owners manual it will tell you how to get battery out.

Once you get new battery in check your amp gauage it should be around 14.2 any thing less you might have bad stator or regulator.

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After all it's all said and done, the answer to the OP is still 2 amps. Hope she holds the charge for you Tom.

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