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post #1 of 20 Old 11-22-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Battery die in cold weather

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A few weeks ago on a cold night my bike battery died, I jumped it and it's been fine ever since. I even checked it with a battery tester the next day and the battery is strong, but I'm worried about it happening again. What do u guys do to protect your battery from dieing in cold weather?

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-22-2012, 09:48 AM
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My bikes, atv, lawn mower, and my tractor live on Battery Tenders.


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yep i use battery tender and have the quick disconnected wired to the battery. so its simply just plug and store.

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It didn't happen at home. I was at a buddies house for a few hours and when I went to leave it just wouldn't turn over. What can i do to combat that?

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It didn't happen at home. I was at a buddies house for a few hours and when I went to leave it just wouldn't turn over. What can i do to combat that?

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Sounds like you might have an intermittent short in your battery, or a plate that's just hanging on. Since you're on a '12 I'd try a warranty replacement; failing that, get a new aftermarket battery.
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And battery tender,haha. That way you'll always know its at full capacity every time you leave


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Do you like them? Do they overcook the batery?
What brand are they? Can i see pic please? I am interested of getting one.

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-23-2012, 09:16 AM
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Yes a battery tender this is the one I use...

Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger: Automotive Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger: Automotive

You don't leave it on there all winter. Just let it charge for a few days at a time.
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Do you like them? Do they overcook the batery?
What brand are they? Can i see pic please? I am interested of getting one.
Here's what the description says about the
Battery Tender Jr Battery Tender Jr
. I have one on my '08 and it stays connected each day when I'm done riding, whether I'm going riding the next day or the next week. I still have the original battery in it, nearly 3 years old now.

The Battery Tender Junior 12-volt charger is much more than a trickle charger. It has a "brain". Utilizing a 4-step charging program (initialization, bulk charge, absorption mode and float mode), it allows you to simply connect the charger to a battery, either in or out of a vehicle, and forget about it until you are ready to put the battery to work. Like all Battery Tender chargers, at the end of the regular charger cycle it automatically switches its output voltage to a safe, storage or float level that eliminates the need to worry about the damaging effects of overcharging, and the resulting need to check on the condition of the battery. If/when the battery voltage drops too far under load, output power resumes and the charging cycle begins again. The unit also features sparkproof connectors, short circuit and reverse polarity protection, an easy to understand charging status indicator consisting of a single LED, and almost no current draw from batteries connected to it.
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For the winter, I remove my battery and keep it in the house. (My garage is not connected to the house and not connected.)

But your situation sounds like a problem with the battery itself (which I'd agree, should be a warranty issue) or a charging system issue. Your dealership will test your battery for free.
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