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Hey guys, how long can the battery sit without going dead on the stryker, I was reading in cruiser magazine that it will go completely dead in 2 weeks, that seems fast, I know most of us ride alot, but I was curios cause I am going on vacation. Thanks Guys !!!
 

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Mine was sitting 2 weeks and it died completely. Put it on the battery charger..... and a week later it was dead again. Mine is sitting while the parts get painted.

but i have the GPS tracker hooked up to the battery so its constantly sending a signal.
 

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It's unlikely that a battery would go dead in 2 weeks unless something is causing it to discharge. The only thing I can think of that would cause the Stryker to drain the battery would be the clock, but I suspect it would take months. As an aside, batteries tend not to respond well to being stored on concrete. They have been known to develop an internal short when stored in this manner.
 

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SCHIMBO said:
Mine was sitting 2 weeks and it died completely. Put it on the battery charger..... and a week later it was dead again. Mine is sitting while the parts get painted.

but i have the GPS tracker hooked up to the battery so its constantly sending a signal.
It may have had a GPS not sure, it didn t see anything about one in the mag but, they were adding a bunch of mods to it so it may have had one.
 

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SillyFingaz said:
Ummmmm...Battery tender??? Mine always lasts years and years because I hook it up to the tender after each and every ride!
Yeah thats what I do with the quads between trips !!
 

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That's still weird, though.. even when I didn't leave mine on the tender, it lasted years.... I remember my wife never took care of her Shadow 600 but every spring, she'd roll it out of the garage and it would take a few tries but then it would start right up. Something's wrong here if your battery dies in a few months (March-May) let alone a few weeks!
 

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Aren't they somewhat sealed so they stay fully charged until it's time to use them?? just curious.... Imagine if that happened to your car batterry when you don't use it for 2 weeks?
 

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I'm not sure what you guys have hooked on your bike, but I got my bike in January and had in stored in a unheated garage till I started it in May. So it sat almost 4 months through winter and started first shot in May.
 

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Most likely if the battery is going dead after sitting for a few weeks, probably was not fully charged at the dealer when they sold you the bike. The charging system for a motorcycle is completely different from cars so they do not work the same. I had to charge mine with a 2 amp trickle charge overnight when I brought mine home.
 
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