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Probable bad battery

I have a 1985 Goldwing and had let the bike sit for an extended time period. I put a trickle charge on the battery and after 12 hours, I attempted to start it. The dashboard lights came up slow and the tach needle went over 3500 rpm's but the engine wasn't even on. Attempted to use the starter button and it drained everything and would not start. I believe it to be a bad battery but just want to see if I should consider any other potential problems.

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U have a defective battery, u mentioned almost the common symptoms.

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