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3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
« on: September 11, 2021, 05:45:33 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: September 11, 2021, 05:48:00 pm by LarryJa »
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Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 08:34:55 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: September 14, 2021, 08:44:21 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: September 14, 2021, 08:58:48 pm »
That system is fine.
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Re: 3yr old battery dead, 5 miles from home...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 09:28:26 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: September 16, 2021, 01:38:02 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: September 16, 2021, 04:52:16 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. 

 



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