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My battery on my 2005 CBR600RR keeps dying and I'm trying to figure out why. It very well may be that the battery is just old but I have a sneaking suspicion that there is more to it than that. I'm not very electrical savvy so I could use a little help. How can I determine if it's just a bad battery or it is another component that need replacement?

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a load tester is the best way to test it, just about any place that sells batteries should have one... for a quick home test you can put a voltmeter on the battery and watch how much it drops when you key on (maybe a slight drop momentarily but not much) and then try to start and see how much it drops (a few volts isn't bad much more than that is a bad battery) How old is the battery and how frequently does the bike get ridden/ what problems have you been having specifically?

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I don't remember for sure but I think only two years old. Seems like I replace them too often. I think there is a power drain somewhere in the system killing the batteries prematurely. It's a race bike so it does sit idle for about two months in the winter.

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I don't remember for sure but I think only two years old. Seems like I replace them too often. I think there is a power drain somewhere in the system killing the batteries prematurely. It's a race bike so it does sit idle for about two months in the winter.

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do you leave it in the bike wired up over the winter? First thing I would do is remove the battery, charge it up, and leave it inside for the winter... if it's only a race bike, you could even do that between races... if you think there's a drain somewhere, good luck... electrical gremlins are usually no fun

Edit: ^that would probably work too...

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