As if I wasn't disappointed enough after my battery let me down last month. I had a last minute track day planned and didn't make it due my battery not holding a charge for only 2 days. The battery was 2 years old so I didn't test it. It wouldn't hold a charge when the bike wasn't running for 2 days so I figured it's the battery. It was on the tender for several hours and then re-connected and it just sat in the bike for 2 days. This cheap bastard decided to save almost half the price of a new battery, ordered it online and got the generic substitute. It came in after the weekend for the track day. Not too disappointed thinking it was fate that kept me from going to the track that weekend. And I really wasn't prepared to go spend another $110.00 at the stealer in addition to my track fees and fuel costs.
I put the new battery on the tender and it was green in about 10 minutes. Great, it really was ready to go when I got it. Surprised. So I've only ridden it for about a tank full a couple of weeks ago and it was fine. Highway ride at high revs to I know it "should" have been charging.
Today, last day of bike week, we decide we are going to take a ride to Daytona and ride "The Loop" and check out what's left at the speedway. The battery is friggin' dead again.
It's charging and I'll take it to the parts store to test it tonight to see if it's just the battery.
I've already replaced 1 rectifier in this bike after wasting a couple of batteries. It sounds like the battery since it started fine when I parked it a couple of weeks ago.
Tell me again how I should just go to the damn dealer and buy a battery and pay them whatever they want for it.
This P.O.S. has a 12 month warranty. Think it's worth sending it back for a new one? You're trapped when buying a car battery with pro-rated warranties and you always have to go back to the same place to get the half price pro-rated deal.
Should I just cut my losses and once I find out it's just the battery, go give my money to the dealer?
Meanwhile, we are "driving" to Daytona today.
Got to change into shorts....It's 80.
Probably won't get too much sympathy with a February track day planned and I really will be wearing shorts today. Sorry.