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post #1 of 13 Old 09-12-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Gel battery

Do I need I special charger for my gel battery?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-13-2012, 10:57 AM
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Nope, ur special enough.

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I think my 1month old battery isn't holding a charge. I'm going to have it tested today and if its bad, I'm getting a gel battery.
U mentioned b4 that u live in the NW, where abouts? Coz I'm in WA.

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It seems a battery tender will do. Not sure if you can use it to maintain the battery, but shouldn't hurt to charge it if there's not enough juice to crank the bike. I have a tender that I rarely use unless my LiFe battery craps out. Even LiFe batteries say not to use chargers but seems to work fine still after using a tender to charge it that one time.

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I charge it up fully then by 15min stop and go traffic its at about 12.4 volts and my bike is trying to die. So at a light I have to rev the engine above 1500rpm to keep the alt going. I've checked the charging system and its good.

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I think my 1month old battery isn't holding a charge. I'm going to have it tested today and if its bad, I'm getting a gel battery.
U mentioned b4 that u live in the NW, where abouts? Coz I'm in WA.
Clatskanie, OR, about 15 miles from Longveiw

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Ah ok gotcha. I'm in bremerton. Ur like 2 1/2 hrs away I guess.

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Ah ok gotcha. I'm in bremerton. Ur like 2 1/2 hrs away I guess.
Yeh, we go by there when we go up to San Juan, and visit the inlaws

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I charge it up fully then by 15min stop and go traffic its at about 12.4 volts and my bike is trying to die. So at a light I have to rev the engine above 1500rpm to keep the alt going. I've checked the charging system and its good.

Sounds like your bike isn't charging correctly as opposed to a bad battery. My 919 had a battery that was shot. Charge it for two days and it wouldn't even try to crank the bike. Jump the bike and I could ride an hour with the headlight on.

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Yeh, they get surface charge syndrome, meaning they register 12 volts but no cranking amps, everything works fine but bike won't start

I found my gel battery on eBay for $40-free shipping, they come factory charged, maintenance free, deep cycle....only time will tell if it's worth a shit

I just asked about the charger in case it did die on me


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Had the battery checked and it was good, full amps and all. I check my charging system and its working good. Started a new thread for this "bike trying to die, low rpm" there's more of the story there

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Short Description
The Battery Tender® Junior is much more than a trickle charger. It has a brain. It's lightweight, compact, and fully automatic; very easy to use, especially in small spaces. It will keep your battery fully charged so that it is ready to go when you are!
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Perfect for all lead-acid, flooded or sealed maintenance free batteries (AGM and gel cell).
Complete 4-step charging program (Initialization, Bulk Charge, Absorption Mode, Float Mode).

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