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raisola 5 Apr 2008 11:58

Battery Question
 
Folks

Since i have been abroad, I left my harley alone for more than a year. Is it safe to try and recharge the battery now? It is a sealed battery.

I am concerned that it will explode

thanks

Big Yellow Tractor 5 Apr 2008 14:41

I can see no reason why, and would be very suprised if it exploded.

(if it does, post a picture of the burning wreck:oops2:)

I would put the battery on a trickle charger / battery tender overnight.

Mine (optimate) lets me know if the battery is Fcuked.

I have left bikes for a year and it's been OK and for a few months and the battery been knackered.


Good luck

Walkabout 5 Apr 2008 14:56

Might as well charge it - nothing to loose after 1 year
 
Basically I agree with the last post: stand well back!! (just kidding!).

Definitely use a trickle charger that is suitable for the small capacity batteries that are on bikes: the average car battery charger is quite able to knacker a bike battery.


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