So luck has it that I decided to go for a ride tonight as i haven't had time for about a month to do so!
Pull out the bike and wash it down, go in to have a quick bite of dinner, and then go to start the bike, but no juice left in my battery!!!!
So i throw the battery charger on it for approx 15-20 minutes. Still No Go. (Thought i might get lucky) So i jump start it with a car battery i had in the shop and it finally starts.
Now I'm thinking if i go for a quick ride without turning the bike off it will charge it!
Ya Right!!!!! This is not the case. I guess a bikes charging system is not like our cars. In fact the bike runs terrible without having a charged battery! (fuel injection)
It would idle fine but trying to rev it up would cause it to miss and the RPM would be very erratic and you could see the headlight flickering bright to dim with the roughness of the engine.
The computer must have been cursing me something fierce!!
I must of had my bike running for approx 20 minutes or more but once i shut it off i was right back at square one with no juice
To make a long story short. I think it's now time to replace my battery. It is still the OEM battery from 2005.
I have the Yuasa YTZ10S battery in my bike.
I put it on my battery tender for tonight to see what it might do tomorrow!
Anyone here able to recover/recharge a motorcycle battery of this age after it has been "deep cycled" or know of a good deal on a new motorcycle battery?