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I’ve always kept my battery attached to a Battery Tender. Never a problem. I go to start it the other day and it lights up normally but when I hit the starter button, it tries to turn over but won’t. I try again and I get a loud ‘pop’ directly beneath the seat. I checked all my fuses and they’re good. Evidently my battery shorted out internally. Replaced it with a new Duracell Ultra AGM.

I bought a new Battery Tender also. I’ve always kept my bikes on a tender so I don’t think the constant trickle charging caused the battery to dry itself
 

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I’ve always kept my battery attached to a Battery Tender. Never a problem. I go to start it the other day and it lights up normally but when I hit the starter button, it tries to turn over but won’t. I try again and I get a loud ‘pop’ directly beneath the seat. I checked all my fuses and they’re good. Evidently my battery shorted out internally. Replaced it with a new Duracell Ultra AGM.

I bought a new Battery Tender also. I’ve always kept my bikes on a tender so I don’t think the constant trickle charging caused the battery to dry itself

Trickle chargers can destroy batteries. The worst thing that can be done is a constant charge on a battery. A 'real" battery tender only charges that battery when it falls below a certian threshold.

The Deltran battery tenders are good for this. But not all are equal. But 3 years is pretty good for a battery.
 

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Same battery in my 15,never on a tender,still good.
Got a Walmart battery in my hd,just charge it when it's dead,and off it goes.cant remember how old that is.
 

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I’ve always kept my battery attached to a Battery Tender. Never a problem. I go to start it the other day and it lights up normally but when I hit the starter button, it tries to turn over but won’t. I try again and I get a loud ‘pop’ directly beneath the seat. I checked all my fuses and they’re good. Evidently my battery shorted out internally. Replaced it with a new Duracell Ultra AGM.

I bought a new Battery Tender also. I’ve always kept my bikes on a tender so I don’t think the constant trickle charging caused the battery to dry itself
Why the Duracell Ultra AGM ?
 

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If I can get more than 3 years from a battery I feel fortunate, I keep mine on a battery tender jr. Friend of mine just replaced his battery after 15 yrs, I was shocked, he said it was always on a battery tender when he wasn't riding the bike...pretty unusual I know.
 
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