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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 07:56 PM
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Yes. That was happening to me when I was a rookie and I couldn't figure out what it was. Finally narrowed it down to loose connections.

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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:14 AM
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Xtreme Volts AGM battery

I wondered if anyone has any experience, good or bad, with this AGM battery. It is one of the very few agm types I can find in the A2 size.
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[QUOTE=dthomso1;266395]I wondered if anyone has any experience, good or bad, with this AGM battery. It is one of the very few agm types I can find in the A2 size.
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I have one in my 454.Great battery.Much better than the old style.No water level to check,no spilled acid to worry about,& no vent tube.

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Sticky worthy?
For sure! This caused me more than few pains untill I took the battery out and saw what was what.
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post #35 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 09:16 AM
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Recommendation for a maintenance free battery

Any recommendations for a maintenance free battery?

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Awesome post. This just saved me a bunch of time and a headache of troubleshooting the problem. Great explanation and an easy fix.


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post #37 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 01:31 PM
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I've encounter this problem yesterday aout in nowhere was able to fix it and return home safely, Cehck those battery connection and it appears to be working fine, just to add something I added a little pice of rubber to the end of the battery connection to avoid damaging the terminal and screw it with no problems .
thx for this post !!
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Thanks for saying thanks. Yes the battery terminals are a two layered affair and too many folks don't check out both layers and think they have solved the problem. I put a bit of Loctite on my terminal connector bolts. Tom

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Ditto on Loctite (blue for me)...

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Is the horizontal/vertical post screw thing only an issue with the stock battery? Before I bought this bike the previous owner installed an AGM battery. Before I go pull off the seat, should I expect this may still be an issue?


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