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    I think I killed my battery
    on: September 22, 2022, 10:38:53 pm
    September 22, 2022, 10:38:53 pm
    2016 Gen1

    It's 3 1/2 years old and I haven't done much riding in the last few years plus I think I spent too much time playing with my Motoscan app :112:

    I'm all for saving a buck by recharging but I don't want to get stranded on the road if it should croak on me again. Bite the bullet and just get a new one?
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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 10:49:35 pm
    September 22, 2022, 10:49:35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    2016 Gen1

    It's 3 1/2 years old and I haven't done much riding in the last few years plus I think I spent too much time playing with my Motoscan app :112:

    I'm all for saving a buck by recharging but I don't want to get stranded on the road if it should croak on me again. Bite the bullet and just get a new one?


    What does it read on a multimeter? if it's at least 10.5V you're probably good, jump the bike, let it run for a while, or go out for an hour or 2 ride,  see what the voltage is after you turn the bike off and then check back next morning to see if it's holding the charge. If it's lithium ion then just recharge it.

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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 10:57:58 pm
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    I think a load test is the only test I would trust to tell me the condition of a battery.  A voltage reading with no load does not say what the battery will do once under load.  You can recharge it and see how it works, but I would replace it for peace of mind.
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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 11:03:58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by runnerhiker [+]
    I think a load test is the only test I would trust to tell me the condition of a battery.  A voltage reading with no load does not say what the battery will do once under load.  You can recharge it and see how it works, but I would replace it for peace of mind.

    Sure, for checking the condition, but if all he meant is he discharged it to where it won't crank the bike or dash won't even come on, i'd hold my horses before dropping money on a new battery. If you charge the battery and it holds charge after letting it rest after the ride and start's the bike next time that's good enough indication the battery is still functional.

    Easy enough to tell if it's dead for good as it'll drop below 12V in a matter of minutes and continue to lose charge after the bike has been turned off.

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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #4 on: September 22, 2022, 11:10:36 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]

    What does it read on a multimeter? if it's at least 10.5V you're probably good, jump the bike, let it run for a while, or go out for an hour or 2 ride,  see what the voltage is after you turn the bike off and then check back next morning to see if it's holding the charge. If it's lithium ion then just recharge it.

    Don't have a meter and wouldn't know how to use one. The battery is a BMW direct replacement so not sure of lithium or not.

    Yuasu batteries a good way to go?

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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #5 on: September 22, 2022, 11:13:09 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    Don't have a meter and wouldn't know how to use one. The battery is a BMW direct replacement so not sure of lithium or not.

    Yuasu batteries a good way to go?

    If you're gonna buy a new battery might aswell go lithium ion as they're now similar price and have many benefits, there was a thread few days ago about it, I'm sure someone will be able to link it.

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    Re: I think I killed my battery
    Reply #6 on: September 22, 2022, 11:29:30 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    If you're gonna buy a new battery might aswell go lithium ion as they're now similar price and have many benefits, there was a thread few days ago about it, I'm sure someone will be able to link it.

    I think that's a great idea thanks! :763:
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