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Old 07-21-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default GL450 battery goes dead

Hi everyone - the battery in my GL450 goes dead in about 2 days if I don't run the bike. At idle, the charging system is putting out 14.2 volts, at 5000 rpm its putting out 13.5 volts. I'm not sure what I should check next, or even if this is ok. Any idea what might be causing the battery to die ?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #2
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How old is the Battery? If it's more than a year or two old, it might be going-away. The 13.5v is a little low, but not wholly unheard-of.

Do you keep the bike on a trickle-charger when it's parked?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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The charging voltage looks fine, about what you'd expect with a healthy system.

It's possible you have a short circuit that is draining your battery.

Or your battery might just be done. No fix for that, just replace it.

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