Battery Life Under Heavy Use...
I bought a brand new battery when I bought the used bike. I've been working on her heavily over the past weeks and I have used the hell out of the battery. What seems to be happening is that it dies rather quickly. My suspicion is that I'm draining it quickly because of the times when I would turn the starter over and the bike would not start up as I was fixing it - and I would crank it and crank it and crank it. Other times I would forget to turn the key off - leaving the headlight on for 5 - 10 minutes. Since it's initial charge I have charged the battery 2 times in addition to the charge I'm giving it now - 3 charges over the past.... month at the least.
Is something else draining my battery? or is it just because in between charges I've coincidentally left the headlamp on for 5 - 10 minutes and been cranking the starter heavily. How long should a battery last under heavy "non motor running" usage?
'95 Vucan 750 -- VN750
Last edited by SyntaxJO; 07-13-2009 at 04:17 AM.