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When i start my bike rec tech v twin with battery charger hooked to the battery it starts no problem, if i dissconnect the charger cables it starts coughing and dies? can you please help

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Sounds like you need a new battery. They only last about two years. Check to see that water is covering the plates in each cell. Use a trickle charger to charge the battery for about four hours. If the battery will not hold a charge then replace it. Please rate my answer.

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