04 wr battery question

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  • azwr450f

Posted November 11, 2004 - 03:12 PM


i just uncovered the bike from the summer sto-away and it the battery is dead. i am not sure how long it has been out of juice. any recommendations on charging or purchasing a new one.
its not 110 degrees anymore so its time to ride :cry:

  • ncmountainman

Posted November 11, 2004 - 03:29 PM


kick it!!! i know this sounds archaic,but it should start... i don't even have a battery anymore and mine starts :cry: it should charge back in about an hour :cry:

  • dirtstiff

Posted November 11, 2004 - 06:35 PM


Don't do what I did. I had a weak battery after no riding this summer so I let the dealer talk me into a new battery. $ 72.00. I also bought a battery tender Junior. I installed the Tender and brought the original battery back to life. I would like to return the new unused battery, but time will probably find use for the new one. Try the charger, easy to install @ $ 39.00. :cry:

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted November 11, 2004 - 06:41 PM


Ditto Buy a Battery and Battery Tender! :cry:

  • bikepilot

Posted November 11, 2004 - 09:56 PM


NOOOOOOOOO!!!! The absolute worst thing to do is try to charge a completely dead battery with only the bike's charging system. NEVER ever do this, you are asking to replace a regulator at least if not the stator too. :cry: I replace about four or five charging systems every year for people who do this.....

  • ncmountainman

Posted November 12, 2004 - 06:15 AM


well i must be blessed or sumthin' because i've done it several times on different bikes including my 04 and never had any bad results! i also had someone who owns a race shop in cali tell me my bike would not run without a battery? go figure! :cry:

  • azwr450f

Posted November 12, 2004 - 09:39 AM


Thanks for the advice. any recomendations on a battery charger


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