The battery ships with the bike, not installed. The dealer should charge, then install the battery. But who know how long it sat at the factory, then once delivered, how long it sits installed at the dealer …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.
Unless this is something new … you shouldn’t need to enter your code after a battery change. (I looked in the owners manual and didn’t see anything about entering the code after a battery change.) Did you reconnect the antenna wire? Maybe the bike is not reading the FOB…So an update on this. I removed the battery, indeed dead. I bought a replacement locally and installed it. Went to start it...
I didn't mention there that I bought this bike used with 200 miles on it. Traded into a Harley dealer. 2022 Super Indian Chief Limited with 200 miles on it and saved about $2,500 overall. But....the owner's manual and no documentation has the master security code. I Planned to get the dealer to get me this in person when I go for the July 1st appointment (1.5 hours away). Now, because I replaced the battery, it apparently won't let me move forward without entering the code. I'm stuck...can't do anything unless there is a trick around it.
Unless this is something new … you shouldn’t need to enter your code after a battery change. (I looked in the owners manual and didn’t see anything about entering the code after a battery change.) Did you reconnect the antenna wire? Maybe the bike is not reading the FOB…
😂 I feel like a chode - it’s on the left side of my bike too when sitting on it. I have my bike backed into my garage whereas I usually pull it straight in!Thanks for the tip. So it turns out mine is on the left side of the bike when sitting on the bike. The cap was up exposing the battery charger so I didn't know what I was looking for exactly. But I did find it. Thank you.