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Anyways I went to ride my bike, turn the key on and everything is bright, run in the house to gear up and grab my mp3 player leaving the key in and light on for only like 3-5 minutes, come out and all of a sudden every light on the bike is super dim. So I try to start it and theres not enough energy, eventually its near completely dead.

I put a bike charger on at 6 volts over night, got out there and turn on the key and the dash sets, shows miles and everything, but when I hit the starter the lights just get a little brighter, no turning over..

I had an alarm installed over 2-3 weeks ago and have ridden plenty since, so I didnt think its that, but I disconnected that anyways..

Now it's charged overnight and I try to start it and it just is dim still.

I'm charging it again right now on 12 volt, and going to try to start it immediately when I put the key in , hopefully it'll start so I can ride around and charge up the battery? =/


Wierd problem, seemed like a normal dead battery (one that happens awfully fast though) and a normal overnight charge didn't fix it.

Bike's a 2k mile 06 GSXR flawless
 

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Why'd u charge it on 6V first?
If you just took the bike out after winter storage or w/e the battery might have been close to dead already, 5 minutes of headlight on could have killed it.
 

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I didn't know which my battery was 6v or 12v, went with the safer route (lower voltage).

It was not in storage I was riding it like the day before :p Rode for awhile and parked it, woke up and turned on key, everything seemed fine, went in for 3-5 mins came out all lights dim - problem started from there on
 

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Wellp after an hour of charging it turned over once not enough to get it started but its getting there, letting it charge longer now..

this is with the alarm power wire hooked up to the battery charger (because the alarm has an engine kill feature, with no power I was afraid it wouldn't let the engine start, and with it plugged into the battery it might drain the power, so I just touched it to the battery charger to let it think its hooked to the battery and let the engine kill feature stay off)

So im thinking when it has enough power to turn over (in maybe 2-3 hours) ill hook the alarm up as fast as possible and start it, then go riding.. if it doesn't work normally after the ride then i guess i have something wrong
 

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am i reading that right...its a 2006 with 2000 miles on it :hmmm:

i would make an investment in a battery tender, will save the life of a battery for a longer period of time...however the bike is three years old sorta speak, may just need a new battery..in charging the battery i would only trickle charge it however..imo
 

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Id put 2k miles in like 2months usually lol, I bought it from someone who bought it new and regretted it basically. He had it for 2 yrs tho.


I have a motorcycle battery charger, which im using now at the 12v setting.
 

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You really think a 3 year old battery with only 2k miles on it could be time to be replaced?

I know for a fact it wasn't sat with a battery tenderer on it. He had it 06 to 09 in his garage driving it every once in awhile..
 

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You really think a 3 year old battery with only 2k miles on it could be time to be replaced?

I know for a fact it wasn't sat with a battery tenderer on it. He had it 06 to 09 in his garage driving it every once in awhile..
if it basically sat for two and a half years with an alarm on it, ya it could have toasted the battery enough to the point it wont hold a charge..but take the battery out of the bike, trickle charge it over night and try it again...

if it still wont hold a charge then, before you purchase a new battery...test and make sure the bike is charging while its running...imo
 
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