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Brand new Battery discharged

The original 10series battery in my bike discharged for no apparent reason. I dont ever recall leaving the lights on for more than 5-10 minutes at a time. So I bought a less expensive 9series battery and within a month and a half it died as well. What could the problem be? Again I know I didnt leave my lights on. Any help would be appreciated. I have the same problem on my battery,is this not a manufacturing problem with honda did anybody ask honda how to solvethe problem

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  • gawie627 Mar 12, 2009

    No alarm fitted,the charger is charging the battery,suppose have to get a new battery what lat only for a year not good for honda supporters

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Are you sure the charger is actually charging the battery? Get a volt-meter and let the bike run while you put the two contacts on the meter to the battery terminals. It should display at-least above 12.8 volts, preferably above 13. If not, it's not charging and will need to be repaired or replaced.

Also, if you have an alarm fitted, aftermarket, it could be draining the battery. Hope that helps!

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