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Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by carl roberts, Jun 10, 2020.
Hi Carl and welcome to the forum best of luck sorting the charging.
Hi and welcome....
Hi Carl and welcome.
Assuming the new battery is the correct one It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that it’s faulty which certainly doesn’t help fault diagnosis! I’ve had this with a new car battery. You can easily check charging voltage with a multi meter but ideally you need the battery ‘drop’ testing with an appropriate tester. What you could do is fully charge the battery then measure it’s voltage with a multi meter while cranking the engine. If it drops below 11v it’s suspect. It could turn over the engine slowly at 10v but there’ll probably not be enough capacity left to fire the ignition and ECU, fuelling etc.
Welcome from a fellow newbie
You know....I actually went to my dealer and bought a battery! It doesn’t fit!. I have a 2019 speed triple rs and my battery always catches me off guard. I decided to replace it, but I went online and none of the ones I looked at actually said they fit my bike. So I called my dealer (who obviously doesn’t know too much) sold me one that doesn’t fit. Do I have to replace my stock battery with the same actual brand and type or can I get something better?
Once you get the right battery
Get a battery tender
Hi all, did you manage to get the charging problem sorted as I’m having trouble, as many others are by the posts I’m reading tonight
Wouldn't hold your breath for a reply, only posted 4 times, and not been back on since June last year. Got the help and never been back since.
If you look at the batteries on line they should have the sizes with the description. It does not matter what battery you fit as long as the size is the same. I sometimes go for a battery with higher amperage. But no mater what you must charge the battery before fitting as the bike marks the charge and will only ever charge back to that level. Hope this helps.
If we're talking Lead/Acid batteries, wet or AGM type they don't have a 'memory' like old NiCads used to. Just give them the correct charge voltage and they'll fully charge depending on their age/condition. Misuse and poor maintenance is the killer of LA batteries, ie, discharging them too low and/or leaving them stood for long periods without a float charge. Fully charging a new battery before use is good practice and will maximise it's useful life but if the bike's charging system is A1 it will fully charge the battery on a long enough run. The latest variants of Lithium batteries are not the same and differ in their charging requirements.
On the battery tender/maintenence charger front, I keep mine (on the Z14) fed with a Ctek on a timer to give them a around 1.5-2 hrs charge every day as, personally, I'm not convinced they need leaving on 24/7.