Should I replace the battery or recharge it? What would you do?
Should I replace the battery or recharge it. What would you do
And what battery? Yuasa or Motorbatt?
Depends on age and condition. If it had a few years on it and the bike is your daily driver get a new one
How old is it? Will it hold a charge? Has it been load tested?
If load testing is a problem, I'd put it on a trickle charger overnight and try it. If it fails, you need to replace the battery, or check the charging system, if the battery is fairly new.
Over four years old, replace it. Under, have it tested.
Replace when it starts to fail and is unable to recharge during normal ride. Yuasa always! :)
Ordered a new one. Getting a charger and a battery is almost the same price so opted for the battery
Climate, age, and bad charging eat batteries! In Texas temp range from 105f to 20f. Battery long life is 3 years. Subtract life for leaving the key on all night will decrease life due to hard starting with low battery.
Check if it is charging first
André Laranjo - I don't know about the market where you live; but I see 2 amp trickle chargers go on sale for very little cash occasionally. I suggest you watch for one, then you can put it on your new battery whenever it's going to sit idle for more than a week or so.
agreed. I paid 19 dollars for mine and it can plug in at handle bars to trickle charge. Wal-Mart or harbor freight. Its a good investment for any periods of inactivity etc. I hooked mine up once this winter. I recommend a sealed battery. Or gel battery some pl call them. Interstate makes the best batteries by far.
Am happy with the PR4s.Quick turn in.Grippy in the dry and wet.Had considered this alongside the Metzeler R01 but they were not in stock.The T30evos are popular as well.
I am using a CTEK after numerous flat batts.
If always battery flat, then there is something wrong with your charging system, check it
nope, first time the battery went flat. Installed an alarm a month ago but was using the bike every day no issues at all. Went on holidays and not used the bike for 1 week and the alarm was on all the time. When came back took a while to start the next day no start at all.
Chuck off that alarm.
My flat batts are due to 'inactivities'.