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Old 09-28-2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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dead Odyssey battery on my 2007 GSA

Well dammit, I left the key on all week and now my battery is dead. I plugged my bike into my trickle charger, but after about 24 hours, there is no sign of life.
Any suggestions?
BTW, the battery is only about a year old and very strong until this situation.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:48 AM   #2
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Try a charger that pumps in 10 amps for a 3 to 4 hours to see if there's any life but most likely, it's dead. Someone else should be able to confirm that once a battery is pulled down that far, it's gone. Mine died suddenly last week and it still read 12 volts on a meter!
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:01 AM   #3
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some chargers, even trickle ones. will not charge if the battery is too low. Some of the newer bikes and cars draw a lot of current when the battery is powered up for a bit. You need a dumb charger or one of the jump start boxes. You can go to someplace like harbor freight and get a manual charger, not automatic and it will pump juice no matter what pretty cheap. Or just connect it to your car battery with the car off for an hour or 2, it will get a gentle charge from the car, then you should be able to trickle it for a while. In a case like this, you can not fully recharge the battery by riding, you need a charger that will hit 15 volts for a while to fully recharge the battery.

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Old 09-28-2014, 07:05 AM   #4
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Most consumer battery chargers have an exciter circuit that must sense x amount of voltage before it will charge. Last year I bought a couple month old scooter with 25 miles. The owner left the key on for over a month. I measured .2 volts. None of my chargers would turn on. I've owned professional chargers with a selectable bypass switch that would charge regardless of voltage if one chose to. You could check with a shop to see if they could get it to accept a charge.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:05 AM   #5
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A trickle charger won't do anything for a battery that far gone. A fancy battery conditioner or even a dumb old fashioned charger might have better success. I think it is probably dead now though, on borrowed time at best if you do manage resurrect it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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+1 on connecting to a regular 12v charger and cross your fingers an hope for the best, nothing to lose. Maintainers/tenders don't know(sense) they are connected to a battery if voltage is below 8v or so. Not sure what the lights were telling you but no charge was taking place.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:52 AM   #7
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Here is how you charge it.
http://www.odysseybattery.com/docume...gedODYSSEY.pdf
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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Interesting. My ONE YEAR OLD Odyssey crapped out, and it is maintained on an Optima float charger. Bummer. Interesting problem was that the charger thought it was charged, but a load test showed it was bad. Considering I road the bike all day the day before, this is a classic "instant battery death".

When attempting to start, the starter would whack into place but that was it. Initially we thought we lost the starter until we load checked the battery.

Needed to ride that day and could not wait on a replacement, so back with an OEM lead acid old school battery.

The only thing good about the failure is that it happened at home in my garage instead of out on the road in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:43 AM   #9
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The battery has a 2 year warranty.
http://www.odysseybattery.com/docume...S-014_0714.pdf
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #10
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This isn't a warranty issue, the opp left the bike turned on for a week. No doubt you could get away with it if you brassed it though.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:55 AM   #11
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This isn't a warranty issue, the opp left the bike turned on for a week. No doubt you could get away with it if you brassed it though.

The only time I had heard this term I thought that it meant mad/agitated or something of that sort, any chance that you could translate this into something an American would understand?
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
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Shortened from brass neck

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Brass%20Neck

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ish/brass-neck
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:07 AM   #13
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Ahh..."brass balls", got it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:39 PM   #14
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I swapped trickle chargers

I had the bike plugged into my trickle charger for "BMW GEL BATTERIES" and nothing. I now plugged my bike into a Deltran trickle charger and the battery is showing signs of life.
I'm thinking the bike will fire up after a night on the Deltran trickle charger.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #15
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It's not a gel battery its an AGM (absorbed glass mat). I doubt you will get a 100% charge that way. There is a procedure to do so if you go to their web page.
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