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Last month, I was away for three weeks, so my 2015 Gunner sat quietly out in the garage.
It is not particularly cold here during the month of May, so I did not connect to the trickle charger.
Alas, when I returned and tried to start her up, the battery was dead as a doornail, and it would not take a charge on the trickle charger, either.
This was the original battery, going on 5 years old, right? I figured it's simply time for a new one. So, I bought a new battery a couple of days ago, and hooked it up.
Bingo. She started right up, and I went for a ride.
When I got back, I connected to the trickle charger to check the charge on the new battery.
To my surprise, the trickle charger indicator light is Red, indicating less than 80% charge!
If the battery has a charge of between 80% and 100%, the trickle charger's indicator light is Red blinking. If the battery is fully charged, the indicator light is Green.

Should I suspect another charging problem of some kind? Faulty alternator?
Help me out, guys?
Any ideas?


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I have a Battery Tender brand trickle charger with LEDs that work like you are describing. When I plug the charger in after a ride the red LED is on for a while before turning green. I'm guessing the charger takes a little time to get a proper reading.
 
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Just an FYI, most batteries you buy at the store are NOT charged up to 100%. Even the batteries we get delivered to the shop arent 100%. Anytime we change out a customers battery, we always put it on the charger ... right out of the box .. to make sure it's 100% before its installed.

Im not sure how long your ride was, but the battery could have been around 50-60% but since its new, it had enough cranking amps to start the bike and your ride upped the charge, but didnt get it all the way there.
 

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Thanks for the good info, guys.
This morning before driving to work in my car, I attached the Battery Tender Jr. to the Gunner. Thus, my new battery has been getting a good charge throughout day.
Let's see whether the Green Light is on when I get home today.
 

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If your not going to ride for 3 days or so always plug the charger in to the bike.
 

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Just got home from the office. Went out into the garage to check the status of my new battery.
GREEN light on!!!
Thanks for the encouragement, fellers.:dankk2:
Share my joy:headbang:
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