• Neale
    Neale
    18 days ago
    Hi, swapped out my 4 yr old battery in my sportster for a newie today. Genuine MoCo part.
    I’ve been caught out leaving it too long to replace a battery once before, don’t want a repeat.
    My question is, is it normal to get a brand new supposedly fully charged battery and wait 6 hrs for my trickle charger to show it as being fully charged?
    My charger is a 7 cycle you beaut job, not a cheapie.
    The parts guy who served me said it was a good idea to do it even though the battery was good to go as is.
    It seems odd, to me anyway..... 6 hrs.
    Any comments appreciated.





  • rick k
    rick k
    18 days ago
    I wouldn’t worry too much about how long the battery takes to charge ,,, I put a new one in 12 mths ago and it was the same here . They are “NEW “ but not fully charged , that’s because the cells don’t like a full charge while not being used . When they come out of the factory that’s done for a reason 

  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    18 days ago
    Quoting rick k on 09 Jan 2021 09:24 AMedited: 09 Jan 2021 09:25 AM

    I wouldn’t worry too much about how long the battery takes to charge ,,, I put a new one in 12 mths ago and it was the same here . They are “NEW “ but not fully charged , that’s because the cells don’t like a full charge while not being used . When they come out of the factory that’s done for a reason 


    Neale, your trickle charger will go through its whole you-beaut program & take time, 6 hours ok, if the battery was a little low, 80% or so. It would have been telling though if you had measured the voltage before charging, ideally should be no less than 12.5V before.
    The old school ball-tearer chargers would have got it up to speed in 20 minutes though!

  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    18 days ago
    i can put the trickle charger in my bike as soon as I get home after a good ride and the light still indicated that it needs charging, never looked how long till green light comes on
  • Neale
    Neale
    17 days ago
    Thanks.
  • FBUser42
    FBUser42
    17 days ago
    In the battery factory i worked in we wet(filled] them then straight on charge.. Then dumped out the acid and refilled with a lower sg acid.. So your new battery yes when first filled will give you a initial start but will be low on charge....  You did it properly and your battery started life properly
  • steelo
    steelo
    17 days ago
    You should be charged. 
  • FBUser42
    FBUser42
    17 days ago
    At my age they just say its another silly old c~nt