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post #11 of 18 Old 05-07-2015, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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they replaced the regulator and rectifier and i brought it home 1 week ago and the battery is completely dead again. Any advice on what I should do? Lemon Laws?
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post #12 of 18 Old 05-07-2015, 03:49 AM
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I had the same problem. After a week it went dead and wouldn't take a charge. After buying a after market battery I have had no problems.

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post #13 of 18 Old 05-07-2015, 05:01 AM
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I replaced the 899 battery with a Shorai and kept the stock battery on another tender in case I needed it... It has since gone bad.

My recommendation (to anyone that will listen) is to get a Shorai LiIon battery and you should be fine without a tender or go periods without riding just fine.

You will also shave a few lbs of weight from just below the tank and it makes a difference that you can honestly feel.
I got my 899 in April LAST year. Rode it for roughly over 9.000 km until late October when I put it to bed for the winter break. Got it out again 8 weeks ago. I'm close to 12.000 km and the first big service now. In all that time my oem battery has never seen a charger, nor was it taken out. And even after the 4 month winter break the bike started like a charm. The starter didn't even need to do a full turn to get the engine going. Fastest start ever after a long hiatus since I had a motorcycle. My 3 Aprilias (2002 Falco, 2004 and 2007 RSV) would start ok after a longer break, but not remotely close to the 899. I have to admit though, the bike is parked in a very warm place, the room where the heating of my house is situated. And I tend to keep the kill-switch active.

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I got my 899 in April LAST year. Rode it for roughly over 9.000 km until late October when I put it to bed for the winter break. Got it out again 8 weeks ago. I'm close to 12.000 km and the first big service now. In all that time my oem battery has never seen a charger, nor was it taken out. And even after the 4 month winter break the bike started like a charm. The starter didn't even need to do a full turn to get the engine going. Fastest start ever after a long hiatus since I had a motorcycle. My 3 Aprilias (2002 Falco, 2004 and 2007 RSV) would start ok after a longer break, but not remotely close to the 899. I have to admit though, the bike is parked in a very warm place, the room where the heating of my house is situated. And I tend to keep the kill-switch active.
I have heard both good and bad stories re: the Yuasa battery... for every person that has had a bad experience with it, there is someone else like yourself with no troubles. I can't put my finger on it, but neither of mine lasted 6 months with constant riding and occaisional tendering.

I still think the Shorai is a good investment, but your mileage will certainly vary as with anything that has a limited shelf life.

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my bike was in my garage for months without a tender. whenever I did put it on, it was already over 80% charged and wouldn't charge for more than 10 mins. So I stopped bothering to charge it. I never made note as to the kill switch position, but i'm betting it's 50/50 for me since I sometimes use the kickstand, and sometimes the switch.
I really think you have a draw/short somewhere and you should take it back to the dealer. no battery should die that quickly.
let them figure it out. the last thing you want is a issue and a question as to if they'll honor the warrenty because you were trying to fix it.

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my bike was in my garage for months without a tender. whenever I did put it on, it was already over 80% charged and wouldn't charge for more than 10 mins. So I stopped bothering to charge it. I never made note as to the kill switch position, but i'm betting it's 50/50 for me since I sometimes use the kickstand, and sometimes the switch.
I really think you have a draw/short somewhere and you should take it back to the dealer. no battery should die that quickly.
let them figure it out. the last thing you want is a issue and a question as to if they'll honor the warrenty because you were trying to fix it.
Thanks. It went back to the dealer. They think the draw is coming from the ignition. They gave me a loaner bike in the interim. I still want my baby but I will have to do with the loaner.
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I have the Ducati alarm system on mine and that flattened the battery in a couple of weeks when I forgot to put it on the tender. Even better... when you fit the Ducati allarm you can't use the Ducati tender as they use the same accessory plug nder the seat and your (laughable) toolkit won't fit under the seat either
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I have the Ducati alarm system on mine and that flattened the battery in a couple of weeks when I forgot to put it on the tender. Even better... when you fit the Ducati allarm you can't use the Ducati tender as they use the same accessory plug nder the seat and your (laughable) toolkit won't fit under the seat either
Couple weeks? I would kill for that. Mine is a few days but at lest they figured out the problem.
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