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I need a battery

The Ducati 749 battery lasts all of about 2 days before it dies. Time for a new battery. This one is two or three years old. Any ideas on where to get a good deal on batteries these days?

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we just had a thread on this somewhere. someone was recommending some sort of Gel battery.




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AGM batteries FTW. They cost twice as much as a regular lead/acid battery but they are much better. I've read that a couple people on here haven't pulled the battery in the winter and the bike still started right up come Spring. Surprising enough, Chicago Cycle's price for a battery for my Ninja 250 was pretty fair. They even filled and charged it for me (got a lead acid). If you are going with an AGM, check online since you don't need to fill it with acid it should be an easy install.

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AGM batteries FTW. They cost twice as much as a regular lead/acid battery but they are much better. I've read that a couple people on here haven't pulled the battery in the winter and the bike still started right up come Spring. Surprising enough, Chicago Cycle's price for a battery for my Ninja 250 was pretty fair. They even filled and charged it for me (got a lead acid). If you are going with an AGM, check online since you don't need to fill it with acid it should be an easy install.
Hmm, they have a 1098 battery, not specified as 848 also. I'll call and see if they are the same battery. Thanks for the referral.

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The Ducati 749 battery lasts all of about 2 days before it dies. Time for a new battery. This one is two or three years old. Any ideas on where to get a good deal on batteries these days?
how about asking Bob, Chicago Performance.com



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those have a corrosion problem which is most likely causing a key off draw to run your battery down. check for green corrosion on the battery cables and surrounding wiring. i think theres a fuse/relay box right near the battery which prolly has some green shit going on in it too.
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how about asking Bob, Chicago Performance.com
I was hoping to order it today and have it for Friday when i get back. Ken is closed until Tuesday

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i am pretty sure but never searched it but i guess

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those have a corrosion problem which is most likely causing a key off draw to run your battery down. check for green corrosion on the battery cables and surrounding wiring. i think theres a fuse/relay box right near the battery which prolly has some green shit going on in it too.
I'll look at that. Maybe a little corrosion cleanup to do...

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Always good thing to check. Check the othr ends of the cables, make sure they are tight and clean connections. Also if you want to be really sure you may want to throw a multimeter inline with the battery connections ad make sure noting is drawing while the key is off.




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See if you can get a conductance test done on the battery. This tests the battery's ability to conduct electricity and it is a much better test than a load test. The conductance test should be able to tell you for certain if the battery is good or not. Check for parasitic draws. Its pretty easy, attach an Ammeter (be careful not to blow the fuse on the meter or the meter itself) to the battery. Turn the bike off. The draw should be very low, I think under .3A. The only draw is should the the computer.

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should be under .03A
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you sure the battery is bad?

the way i test my bike battery before i get a new one is i hook up a pair of jumper cables to my nipples. if the hair starts smoking i start back tracking whats making it not turn over.

IE: fuses,loose cables,dirty contacts, ground cable to the frame, etc.



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How should I test batteries? I have pierced nipples.
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