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  • Offline LarryJa   us

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    3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    on: Sep 11, 2021, 05.45 pm
    Sep 11, 2021, 05.45 pm
    Yesterday afternoon, about 5 miles from home, I stopped to take some nature pix. I had the bike off, but the 4ways on. 20 mins later, I couldn't start my trophy, because the battery was too low. I got the bike trailered home & started on the charger.
    I'm picking up a new battery tonight at AutoZone, on my way home from work.
    I've got an engine light up in the dash now. I suspect from a low voltage condition.
    Hopefully, with the new battery & a DealerTool reset, that goes away...tomorrow....
    This Sucks!!!
    Last Edit: Sep 11, 2021, 05.48 pm by LarryJa
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2021, 08.34 am
    Sep 12, 2021, 08.34 am
    I had to put a new battery on mine, but got 8 yrs out of it so no complaints there. I also had the engine management light come on when it was in its final hours and when I put the new battery on, it remained on all day, and then went out when I refuelled 300 miles later. No fault codes shown, and posted just for your info.

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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #2 on: Sep 14, 2021, 08.44 pm
    Sep 14, 2021, 08.44 pm
    I carry an Anti Gravity jumper battery in case my bike battery should loose charge.  I routed the jumper cable that plugs into the Anti Gravity battery behind the right mirror.  I can open up the mirror and jump start the bike without having to use any tools.  I also routed the OBD connector behind the mirror.  I can connect the Dealer Tool without removing the battery cover. 



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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #3 on: Sep 14, 2021, 08.58 pm
    Sep 14, 2021, 08.58 pm
    That system is fine.
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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #4 on: Sep 15, 2021, 09.28 am
    Sep 15, 2021, 09.28 am
    My original equipment battery lasted 5 years. I charge the battery about once a month during the winter.
    The replacement is a Lithium Ion (Li Fe PO4) battery. It has worked perfectly for over a year now. The bike is several kg lighter, too.

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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #5 on: Sep 16, 2021, 01.38 am
    Sep 16, 2021, 01.38 am
    I usually buy Deka AGM batteries from the local Ag store and I replace them every 3 years, so I don't get stranded on a LD ride.  They are on a tender whenever I'm not riding the bike during riding season and all winter, too.

    I've never had a battery fail ( yet ).  But after this post I won't be surprised if the battery in both bikes are flat tomorrow.
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    Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
    Reply #6 on: Sep 16, 2021, 04.52 am
    Sep 16, 2021, 04.52 am
    I've left the key in accessory position or played the radio too long and drained the battery before. Not with the Trophy so far.  Got saved a couple times on my Goldwing a when the battery was getting old.