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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Never thought it would happen...

So I leave for California from Hawaii for Christmas for two weeks. Since I got my bike about a year ago I've been riding almost non-stop. I never thought I would need a battery tender, even for the two weeks I was on leave, but of course I was wrong. Come home last night only to find out she won't start. There was enough power to light up the display and even crank the starter, but not enough juice to start the engine. Needless to say I had to jump start my motorcycle, and I also invested in a nice and reasonably priced battery tender!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 AM
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Depends on the bike, but even my Streety with its tiny 8AH battery is good for about a month. Do you have an alarm or any electrical accessories fitted? The tiny drain from an unswitched USB socket was enough to take it down in a fortnight when I forgot about it.

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When you get it fixed, hit me up man, we will go riding.

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When you get it fixed, hit me up man, we will go riding.

My buddy Brian is infantry in Hawaii, you know any down there?

All this is just ADVICE because at the end of the day, you can do whatever the FUCK you wanna do.

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Depends on the bike, but even my Streety with its tiny 8AH battery is good for about a month. Do you have an alarm or any electrical accessories fitted? The tiny drain from an unswitched USB socket was enough to take it down in a fortnight when I forgot about it.

Rob
Nothing on the bike. Maybe just a bad battery or the heat of Hawaii while it sat in my garage.


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My buddy Brian is infantry in Hawaii, you know any down there?
Nah, Im Air Force, don't know much Army.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 03:29 AM
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That's odd because I have not rode my bike for 2 and half months until yesterday when the weather was dry and nice. Needless to say, the bike started right up after many freezing mornings, and no start ups.
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If you need a tender, let me know, you can borrow mine.

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Nah, Im Air Force, don't know much Army.
Oh alright, have you ever been deployed? I'm headed to Afghanistan July 4th.

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