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My bikes been in winter store for a while, it seems as my tender wasn't plugged in for about a week and it's been really cold. Now my bike won't start is it the batter?

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It sounds like it initially rolled over fast and the lights didn’t dim. Did you try charging the battery fully? Batteries will lose 10% of charge per month when not in use and nothing drawing juice. When they run low and it’s very cold they can freeze. Normally, if you’re battery was bad, it wouldn’t roll over that fast.
 

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Trick I found with the bike sitting for a week cold: Turn key, prime twice, put in neutral, start with clutch in.
Super annoying but solved all my no starts so far.
 

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My bikes been in winter store for a while, it seems as my tender wasn't plugged in for about a week and it's been really cold. Now my bike won't start is it the batter?

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From the video it looks like you’re not waiting for the fuel pump to finish. I can hear still it going after the start fails.
 

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Well bike has been sitting on battery Jr tender for two days, won't start again. What should my next course of action be? Buying a new battery or is the tender Jr too weak to bring this battery back to life. If so what brand should be looking for? It gets to - 20C where I live

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It’s probably to weak, tenders are just maintainers. -20c isn’t that cold, you could try an actual charger on low. Once you kill a battery they don’t come back very often. my wife left her key on for probably a week once in the summer and that was it. For our long periods of winter, I would always pull my battery, I get minus -35f here and winter is Oct to well it snowed last week.
 

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I leave mine on a smart charger. Even though the Scout battery is (3) yrs old residual voltage 4-6 hrs after charger is taken off is still 12.86 v. So it still is in pretty good shape. Longest MC battery life I’ve had was (5) yrs. always on a smart charger if not riding.
 
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