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Battery will not hold charge after being charged. bike sat for yr

Bike has not been driven for approx. 1 yr. I have bought a new battery and it still will not continue to run. If I cut the bike off it will not restart. What do I do now to fix problem?

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  • wecoyote1 May 12, 2009

    With the new battery I jumped if from my car. I let it run for about 45 mins then I cut the bike off and then tried to restart it. It would not start.

  • wecoyote1 May 12, 2009

    It clicks that's all. Never turns over again.

  • tim winter May 11, 2010

    obviously the starter and all connections are functioning, when you say it won't start on it's own battery, does it turn over slowly, click, or no sounds at all ? Put a voltmeter on the batt and tell me how many volts are registering OK ? Digital is best 5 bucks at Harbor Freight if you don't have one /borrow from neighbor.....Tim

  • tim winter May 11, 2010

    how do you get it started the 1st time, please more explanation on symptoms..



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You never did say what kind of bike and engine size, the bigger the bike the more juice it requires....Charge your battery fully should read almost 13 volts or more if it doesn't you have a defective or poorly prepared batt....this is not uncommon,that's why a voltage meter is so important for telling you what's really going on. Clean your ground wire from battery to frame and make sure your batt terminals are tight...if no go again,.take your batteryback to the store and have it LOAD tested i'll bet it won't pass the test...they can also test the voltage coming from the batt...but read that load test see ,your batterystarts w/ a jump but isn;t putting out enough power to start your bike on it;s own....folow this letter step thru step and you should be back on the road in no time.....Good Luck to you friend.....Tim

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