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Hi all,

what would be your most up to date best tips, equipment suggestions to best manage a battery?

TL/DR:

I've just returned back from a two week holiday and the bike wouldn't turn over. I hooked it up to the charger overnight (I got the green light!) but still no luck. The bike is a 2014 build but just over 3k + a new battery just over a month ago.I've done lots of research online and I never realised how much care the battery needs - I think this is the same for fellow new bike riders. I live in a flat so no chance of a constant trickle charge/mains/overnight option - Office car park is secure but no power options either.

Thanks and look forward to reading your suggestions ?

hisfadgesty

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3 hours ago, hisfadgesty said:

Hi all,

what would be your most up to date best tips, equipment suggestions to best manage a battery?

TL/DR:

I've just returned back from a two week holiday and the bike wouldn't turn over. I hooked it up to the charger overnight (I got the green light!) but still no luck. The bike is a 2014 build but just over 3k + a new battery just over a month ago.I've done lots of research online and I never realised how much care the battery needs - I think this is the same for fellow new bike riders. I live in a flat so no chance of a constant trickle charge/mains/overnight option - Office car park is secure but no power options either.

Thanks and look forward to reading your suggestions ?

hisfadgesty

Motobatt gel battery highly recommended (no real maintenance necessary) 

But a new battery  shouldn’t got flat in a month so you may have a charging problem. It might be something simple like a loose connection or maybe something is draining your battery like an alarm or some other accessory. I’d start with checking all connections are clean and tight and check battery with a multimeter.

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I agree with Tommy, motobatt are great and priced really well.
I tend to get mine from yambits, as they are the same on ebay. save more money by getting other bits at the same time to save on postage

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,,Yeh gel type  is good,,  

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Totally agree with all the above replies, but...................
.............If you want a trickle charger that you cant plug into the mains, as I cant do so I bought a solar powered one from Halfords.
And believe me it works brilliant.

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