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i bought a new battery 6 months ago and havent used the bike much since buying it. i started using it again a few weeks ago and first day had to bump it. i then rode it 150 kms, straight. i hoped this would charge the battery but it seems to stay charged for about 5 mins... so i suppose it would be better to change it? im getting a bit sick of bumping it twice a day for work.

anyway, i was wondering, is there anything i should know if i go to place a buy a brand new battery and fit it myself? will i need to charge it or do anything to it before using it or can you usually just put them straight in? thanks in advance

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they should come already charged and ready to go


before you buy a new battery get a multimeter and test the charging system to make sure you are getting enough charge


I suspect you are as one the bike is running it keeps running

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I would highly recommend the CTEK charging system, if you shop around you can get them for as little as £35, though some places charge over £100!


It is capable of reviving batteries with very low charge and will maintain charge on a battery so you can leave it plugged in indefinitely.


A very good product, just make sure you get the correct voltage and ampage charger for your bike.

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I would highly recommend the CTEK charging system, if you shop around you can get them for as little as £35, though some places charge over £100!


It is capable of reviving batteries with very low charge and will maintain charge on a battery so you can leave it plugged in indefinitely.


A very good product, just make sure you get the correct voltage and ampage charger for your bike.

I agree, great product brought one a few weeks back all's well so far.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CTEK-Multi-MX ... 0744951544

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