Dead battery after 20 mins? - 600RR.net
Troubleshooting Having trouble with your bike? Common know issues or trobuleshooting questions here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dead battery after 20 mins?

Guys,

I left the key in the ON position for about 20 minutes by accident and now the bike won't start. Did 20 minutes really kill the battery?

What do I do at this point?

I would assume you cannot jump a bike with a car...
Will a battery tender get it going again? Or is it shot and I need a new battery?

'06 CBR 600RR | Red and Black
meebix is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Back in the Day
 
Moeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51,143
Images: 665
Thanks: 2,026
Thanked 2,544 Times in 2,156 Posts
Feedback Score: 148 reviews
Sure twenty minutes with the ignition left on can kill the battery it's not that strong or big enough to hold a strong load to begin with the battery basically is strong enough to get the starter motor turned on , prime the fuel pump and get the motor going & while riding it gets recharged to keep the electronics , lights in operation .

You can jump the bike battery off a car 's battery just make sure the car's engine is not running .
Also a battery tender can prolong your bike's battery for sure where in the winter month you take the battery off the bike and get it hooked up to a battery tender .

One last thing just because the battery died after leaving the ignition turned on does not mean you get a bad battery on the contrary what happened is normal



If it doesn't challange you it won't change you
Only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Last edited by Moeman; 04-15-2014 at 10:48 PM.
Moeman is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Moto GP Racer
 
FightingChance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 7,043
Thanks: 0
Thanked 700 Times in 601 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Sportbike batteries are very small, and the lights will kill them quickly. Lights and the fan running can run a battery out in about 6 minutes.

It's bad to run batteries out, but that doesn't mean it's dead. While jumping with a car is possible, there's plenty written about the dangers of jump starting one vehicle with vastly different capacity and resistance by using another.

A battery tender will bring it back to life overnight, or you can bump start the bike and ride it under load (greater than 4.5k) for about 20 minutes.
FightingChance is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 04:05 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 860
Thanks: 24
Thanked 90 Times in 85 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
jump it. you will most likely be fine. soon as the bike is running disconnect the jump leads.
youngy is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks guys - I will try to jump it after work today and leave it running for 25 mins afterwards to recharge it.

Was installing a slip-on last night and checking for / fixing the clamps to get rid of some leaks and left the key in the ON position so I could keep turning the bike on and off without realizing I was eventually going to kill it.

Pipe sounds good though :) Hopefully didn't come at the expense of a new battery.

'06 CBR 600RR | Red and Black
meebix is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 12:03 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
G Money's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Posts: 829
Thanks: 26
Thanked 102 Times in 84 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Don't just leave it running after you jump it, you need to ride it.
Ride it hard.
No but seriously, idle RPMs wont really charge it much. Jump it before you're about to leave to go somewhere.

'03 600 RR - ~33,000 miles (14,000 from me)
Yoshimura RS-5 Slip on - Arrow Stainless Headers - BMC Street Filter - PCV - EK 520 Chain on Driven Sprockets - CoreMoto Stainless Lines (F+R) - Dan Kyle PAIR Delete - The2Wheels Shorty Levers - Vortex V3 Rearsets - Woodcraft Frame Sliders & Bar Ends - Woodcraft Stator and Clutch Covers - Cox Radiator Guard - Renthal Dual Compound Grips - 1000RR Kill Switch and Throttle Housing - TST IT and FE - Proton Flushmounts
G Money is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Back in the Day
 
Moeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 51,143
Images: 665
Thanks: 2,026
Thanked 2,544 Times in 2,156 Posts
Feedback Score: 148 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Money View Post
Don't just leave it running after you jump it, you need to ride it.
Ride it hard.
No but seriously, idle RPMs wont really charge it much. Jump it before you're about to leave to go somewhere.
The idle process alone won't charge it like stated above it has to be ridden that is how the battery recharges itself



If it doesn't challange you it won't change you
Only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Moeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome