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Itsme

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Not had this before
« on: October 03, 2023, 07:28:36 AM »
I rode my 2016 Inazuma home from my daughter's house on Saturday a distance of about 15 miles, parked it up and left it until Monday. When I came to it Monday there was no sign of life, nothing. Checked the battery which showed 0.23 volts. I put it on a trickle charge overnight and it only reads 1.37 volts now.

To me that would seem to indicate the battery is beyond recovering (I don't know how old it is), is it the case that once a battery goes totally dead it can't be recovered? It is an AGM maintenance free battery made by YUASA.

Any thoughts gratefully received.

Ian

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2023, 08:40:39 AM »
Morning Ian,

Rather than "trickle" and if you have one, use an "old school" battery charger and give it a 12v - 13v belt :o , for say 30 -60 minutes and then see if the "trickle" charger will work away.

I have had some MotoBatt batteries respond to treatment and I sit the battery outside in case of any accident, there shouldn't be, but better safe than sorry.  ;)

If there is no response then I would suggest a replacement is required.

About 2 months ago when Kat and I were out on a run, the Bros suddenly stopped at traffic lights, only a "click" from the solenoid, then not even a "click".  :(  It appeared that one of the terminals had fractured from the guts of the battery, as there was no voltage reading between the terminals. So, internal failure is not unheard of.

Hope you can sort it one way or t'other.

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2023, 08:52:10 AM »
As Bill says, sometimes a traditional type charger can resuscitate a seemingly dead battery. The 6 volt one on the Norton was down to a couple of volts due to my shameful lack of using it but leaving it overnight on my antique charger seems to have resuscitated it.
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Steve Lake

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2023, 11:40:09 AM »
that Bill fella is right (again) i have rescued many a 'lifeless' battery (that my posh trickle charger deems dead) by hooking up my 30 year old halfrauds charger for an hour prior to putting it on trickle.

good luck

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2023, 04:04:45 PM »
Thank you gentlemen all. I have a battery charger that has a fast charge function as well as a trickle charge so will try that tomorrow. I will let you know how I get on.

I am lucky to have the Mighty Midget to take the strain until I get it sorted.

Ian

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2023, 04:32:03 PM »


I am lucky to have the Mighty Midget to take the strain until I get it sorted.

Ian
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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2023, 04:38:28 PM »
I've noticed that modern batteries, particularly AGM type do tend to just die with absolutely no warning at all...
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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2023, 05:53:52 AM »


I am lucky to have the Mighty Midget to take the strain until I get it sorted.

Ian
The MM strikes again. 👍😁

That's why I can't see myself ever selling it.

Batteries do seem to be a working or not thing now whereas the old lead/acid types gave a bit od a warning.

Ian

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2023, 07:01:53 AM »
No joy recovering the battery I'm afraid so a new one sorted the problem and is showing a healthy 14.2v charge.

Itsme

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Re: Not had this before
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2023, 12:34:20 PM »
When I laid my Inazuma up last winter, I left the battery on tricked charge as usual. When I came to start it up in the spring, it was completely dead. Further investigation revealed that the PO had fitted a LiPo battery, so I guess I'm lucky I didn't blow the thing up and burn the garage down!  :o
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