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Old 08-29-2016, 11:06 AM   #1
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Ongoing battery issues!

Hey Guys,

I have had a problem with my 2004 B that is really pissing me off! I love my bike.... But it is always dead when I go to ride it, requiring a jump start at best..... Or a dead shot battery at worst.... I don't know if I have an unusual power drain in my bike or what!

I keep my bike in a free garage..... But one with no power.... So the standard "keep it on a tender " answer won't work..... I tried a solar battery tender..... Which kinda worked..... But they are not made to be left outdoors exposed to the elements..... I tried a cheap harbor freight one.... But think it drained the batter even faster when the sun was not out!

I go through at least One deka battery a year.... sometimes more.....as these gel battery's really hate being totally discharged..... Not sure if maybe I have a short or what.... I even tried pulling tha I fuse when not in use..... No difference, I return after a couple of weeks..... Oh, it is dead again..... Sigh!

Anyone have any bright ideas? I love my bike.... But am getting kinda fed up with this issue..... Thinking of selling her if I can't get more reliability out of it!

"04, "B", D&D Fat Cat Pipes, Dogs Ass Trimmed, Radiator Screens, Semi-Topless, Nightrod Seat, H.D. Flash, K & N Air Filter, Front Turn Signal Relo, Amsoil Syn. Oil. Blackout Riser and Clamshell, 200 Metz Rear, "D" Fairing, and DX handlebars, Hose Cover and Side Covers, Doc's Stage 1, and rear LED turn signals, Trick Tank, Progressive 440's, Progressive front shocks, and heavy fork Oil, and Powdercoated "Slotted Rims","trees", and "sliders".
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