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Battery is charged but no lights showing, lights show and bike turns over very slowly on jump leads, have i overcharged the battery, bike not been started for twelve months and battery was new then, i have trickle charged it every month

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Your battery might be toaast. Need to check the battery with a load on it. An volt meter hooked to the battery (good battery-12'8V) will tell you how much voltage drops when you hit starter button. SHouldn't go below 12. If you have a bad cell, the voltmeter wil drop to less than 10 V. Battery's dead/new battery req'd Hope this helps

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