Hello. I have a 22 Indian Super Chief Limited with 400 miles or so on it. I had been charging it on the tender for the past week. I rode it Saturday and Sunday for about 200 of those miles. I have a battery tender but I had it on my other bike for Monday and Tuesday (haven't bought an additional one yet as I may sell the other bike, a Scout). So after just 2.5 days, the battery appears to be dead. Will not start today. I've connected it back to the tender but it's been about 20 minutes and I'm still charging.
I searched the forum for batteries and see folks from older posts, or older bikes, or going longer and still not happy---like battery failing after 6 days.
Is this normal with the Super Chief? I have been lucky with my Scout with virtually zero problems even when off tender for 3 or 4 days. Just curious if this is normal on the recent Super Chief limiteds.
Guess I May need to put in a real battery rather than whatever they've put in.
Battery is toast.
Dealerships install the batteries. Dealerships have batteries sitting on shelfs for sometimes months to years. Once a AGM battery drops below 12 volts it starts to deteriorate. Then they simply do a quick charge to get the bike out the door. Some people including myself have had zero issues with batteries on these bikes. They are quality batteries, but because they sit uncharged at some dealerships, the go bad and you get stuck with them.
During riding season, I never put the battery on a tender. But I also make sure to ride no less than once a week.