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Mx350 battery charge only lasts 2 minutes new bike i am charging my motorcycle and its not working

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  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    What is an mx350 and how is it interacting with your 2008 Z1000 ABS motorcycle?

  • Jim London
    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, When you say you are charging, does that mean you have the battery connected to a charger? What capabilities does the charger have? Are you charging the battery on the bike with everything connected?

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Hi mate seasoned biker here you need to charge your battery by trickle charging for about 16 hours at a rate of about 1 to 2 ampers the battery should be disconected and removed from the bike first /the manufacturer never tells anyone and its so important

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Remove the seat to access the battery.
A loose battery connection will prevent charging, Tighten if loose.
If tight, start the bike.
Use a multimeter set on d/c volts or just a volt meter.
Hook red to positive and black to negative.
should read 12.50 volts - 13.50 volts at idle.
Anything under 12.50 means not charging at idle.
Rev motor to 2000 rpm. the meter should read 13.50 - 14.8. If the volts do not change, then your bike is not charging, Anything Higher than 15.0 means that your bike is overcharging, which usully fries the battery and blows the headlight fuse and/or main fuse.

If over/undercharging, this means that the voltage regulator is bad.
Before you buy another one, make sure the one you have is plugged in all the way and that the connectors are clean.
I had a GSXR 750 that sat for a while and i had to clean every connector on the bike before it would run/operate like it should, so a dirty or loose connection should be checked first.
Saves you a lot of money too because voltage regulators are usually over $100.

If you do not ride for months at a time, your battery will discharge over time.
a battery tender or battery charger is needed to keep the battery charged when the bike is not in use. Motorcycle batteries are not like car batteries, that seem to last forever. 4-5 years is about all you'll get out of a motorcycle battery on a motorcycle that is ridden alot.
On a motorcycle that is barely ridden, won't last much more than 2 years if your lucky.
Hope this information was helpful
Best regards
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though if it was a problem it would have blown the 10amp fuse????Don't rely on on whether the bike will start at a gas station to determine if the charging system is working. Get the multimeter out and do a proper test. Should be getting about 14.5 volts @ around 3K RPM. It's too easy of a test to to just skip. If it is charging then start looking for something else. Was the new battery properly charged to begin with? Loose battery connection? I suppose the GPS could be too much but you said that it was dying last november so I would suspect something else. P.S. you need a properly charged battery to get an accurate reading for the charging test. ,,,

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