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uncovered the bike last night and attempted to start it for the first time this season and all I get are clicks upon attempts to fire...:surprise:
It did try one quick time to actually turn over, but then just started clicking.

Lights work, signals work and horn works, but still just clicks. Battry is couple years old, always stored indoors and was running fine
when put up for the winter, with the battry tender attached.

Gonna start with replacing the battery and see what happens.
 

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More than likely you lost a cell on the battery. You have enough voltage to turn accessories on but not enough to crank the bike. Also verify the battery tender is still good. They do go bad.
 

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I'm forced to think battery tenders aren't all they're cracked up to be.
 

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My neighbor had a 2006 C50 and always had it on a Battery Tender. I have the bike now and still on the same Battery tender. I'm still using the original battery.
 

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I've heard that cheaper battery tenders can sometimes overcharge a battery. I have a cheap one (Harbor Freight), but I put it on a timer and only run it a couple of two-hour sessions per day. So far my battery had always maintained a charge over winter and I have not ruined any of them.
WTF???
You should only need to trickle charge like 2 hours a month.
 

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My neighbor had a 2006 C50 and always had it on a Battery Tender. I have the bike now and still on the same Battery tender. I'm still using the original battery.
You are on borrowed time - it can go instantly at this point, start fine in the morning, you stop for a moment, go to restart and it will be dead. Cheap ride insurance to just replace them every 4 years or so.
 

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Been debating on where to get my replacement battery. From reading other entry's on the site
looks like the AGM is required. I called my local dealership which wants $88.00 plus tax the the
item number is YTX12-BS 33610-48E20.

Also found what appears to be the same exact battery from Mightymaxbattery and free shipping.

Has anyone used or heard of these guys?
 

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The old adage "you get what you pay for" is generally true. I personally would steer away from cheap, chinese "no name" batteries like that. Pay the extra $$$ for the peace of mind that you are getting a reliable battery from a reputable dealer and not some college kid running a pass-through website from his dorm, shipping you god knows what from China.
 

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The old adage "you get what you pay for" is generally true. I personally would steer away from cheap, chinese "no name" batteries like that. Pay the extra $$$ for the peace of mind that you are getting a reliable battery from a reputable dealer and not some college kid running a pass-through website from his dorm, shipping you god knows what from China.
I would also agree with you on this. One thing I did not do is ask what brand the dealership carries, my hunch is, its not the same, but I will call them back
and verify. Looks like I should just use the dealer and if i have an issue, they are 3 miles up the road.
 

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I would also agree with you on this. One thing I did not do is ask what brand the dealership carries, my hunch is, its not the same, but I will call them back
and verify. Looks like I should just use the dealer and if i have an issue, they are 3 miles up the road.
Good choice. If there's a problem, how much help do you think you'll get from an online seller? Your local dealer would have the problem fixed before the online seller ever responds to you. ( If they respond!)
 

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As someone that goes through a lot of batteries, boats, kayak electronics, they are not the same. In general, I find the cheap Chinese batteries are good for a year or two and that's about it. A quality battery is good for five or six years.
 

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Evidently this must be a hot time to replace batteries.
My local dealership had zero units on hand.

So I picked one up at my local batteriesplus store and it was cheaper than the dealership with online discount and a mail in rebate.
Ordered online and picked it up last night.
Duracell Ultra
 
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