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Offline restandplay

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Battery Replacement
« on: January 19, 2020, 02:21:00 PM »
Hi
The battery on my 17 plate Triumph Tiger 800 XCX does not hold its charge for more than 3 to 4 days. The garage has tested it and says thew battery is OK and the Bike is charging OK. I hink I will however replace the battery to avoid the worry of a no start. What quality battery should I go for?

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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 03:06:34 PM »
Sounds like you might have a drain, best check that out first before blaming the battery which you've already been told is ok.
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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 03:21:06 PM »
Hi Paul

How can I check if there is a drain on the battery whilst the bike is left in the garage?

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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 03:31:52 PM »
Check for drain using multimeter.

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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 03:57:29 PM »
Hi Paul

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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 04:11:44 PM »
Good luck with it.
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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 04:32:05 PM »
How did the garage test your battery ? Multimeter volt check proves little - especially if you drove the bike there, a drop test device (usually a large device which puts 50-100 amp across the battery and measures the volt drop) will give a good indication. an easy check against current leakage if you are not using the bike is simply disconnect it for 3/4 days and see what the difference is ( again wont necessarily prove any thing - unless the battery goes flat disconnected - in which case its buggered !)

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Re: Battery Replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 08:07:25 PM »
Advice from Paulhere to do a current leak test first is good. The video is fine. The main thing is to remember to plug the probes into the correct meter sockets for each of the tests, not that I have ever made this mistake.  :001:




 


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