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New Battery

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by canuck, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. G'day,

    Just picked up a new battery for my bike, filled it with acid and left it to sit while I was at work. I came home to find it hooked up to my flat mates car charger. I disconnected it and put it in my bike and nothing. Has he totally facked it?

  2. Anything's possible, batteries I have bought that needed filling, have started a bike straight away without further charging.

    But there again, they have also mentioned in the leaflet that came with the battery to charge before use.

    Check with a volt meter and a hydrometer to see if the battery is stuffed....
  3. Have a look at his knob, if its got acid burns, then yes.