2012 heritage battery issue

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by sprattic, May 31, 2019.

  1. sprattic

    sprattic New Member

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    i had my heritage hooked up to trickle charger all winter. took it off charger and rode to and from work for 2 days and then on third day battery doesn't have enough of a charge to start the bike. did not have it plugged back in for those 2 days. any ideas what may cause this?
     
  2. joel

    joel Senior Member

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    Yours sounds like a bad battery,
    I'm replacing mine before it gets to the point it won't retain amperage.
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    How old is the battery? Try a load test, but like Joel said it sounds like it’s bad.
     
  4. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Joel and Jeff about the battery, what rate does your charger, charge. A trickle charger should charge at no more than 2 amps per hour and if left on all the time may overcharge to battery leading to shorted cells. You should use a maintainer with smart circuitry which will only charge the battery when needed if you leave it on all the time.
     
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  5. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    Either replace it, or go nuts thinking about it!:mad: