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I have an american V twin with a big engine. The battery is going on 5 years. Last year it began to turn over slow when first started cold and would refire once the bike was warmed up just fine. This winter, I tried to start the bike and it barely would turn over.

I hooked the tender up to it, and in less than 30 minutes it switched to float. Battery still seams low, barely turns over.

I am thinking the battery is gone but it apppears to have the right voltage. Would an Autozone load test tell me the answer.


Just pretend its a strom when answering me....thanks.


P.S. - every since sticking a screw driver in a wall outlet when young, electricity has not been of much interest to me.
 

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Yeah you need a new battery, but you already knew that.
 

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Thanks...sometimes doing what I know is right teaches me I didn't know as much as I thought and am now $125 poorer...but smarter.

So...skip load test and go buy a new battery?
 

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Load test it and you'll probably find low capacity. It charges fast and discharges fast indicating low capacity. Time for a new one.
 

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Thanks fellas, sounds like it's time to save up my milk money.
 
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