I lost all power to my bike the other day. I had been riding all day and had made a few stops. That evening I went to my softball game. When I went to leave I turned the key and nothing. No lights, nothing. I tried to bump start it and it would not even do that. Since it was 10pm and no one was open and with no friends with pick-ups or trailers I pushed it 2 1/2 miles home. I didn't think it was the battery since it was just coming up on two years old and I keep it inside charging in the winter and use a battery tender in the garage when it's parked. I checked every fuse and all the cables and everything looked OK. So, I bit the bullet and had my local shop come get it and he diagnosed it as a shorted battery. My friend said he had the same thing happen to him a couple years ago. My shop told me they've been seeing it more frequently and he thinks that they're not making batteries as good as they used to. So I'm a little lighter in the wallet but I'm riding again. It was worth the expense to me because I had exhausted my little bit of knowledge and did not have time to go further because of work. I had purchased the battery from Batteries Plus.
Anyway, I just thought I'd pass that tidbit along for what it's worth.
No need for a gym membership. Just push the bike around huh?
I think cheaper batteries have gotten just that; cheaper. It's amazing when a Walmart battery for the garden tractor starts to go. It can quit within a matter of minutes. But they are cheap enough you can keep a spare!
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