[TR] Battery troubles

John Innis jdinnis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 07:47:33 MDT 2020

My only issue was with a Motorcycle battery.   I think the charger I was
using was trying too hard to desulfate and killed the battery (only 2 years
old).  Since then I only plug in the bike for a few days each month.  All
the rest I have left plugged in for long periods of time without issue.  My
chargers are "smart" but not so smart that they will tell me a battery is
bad.  That being said, I have had a few batteries go bad in the past few
years.  The last few I have bought for various vehicles only seem to last
about two years.  I tried expensive ones and cheap ones, none seem to make
it past 24 months.  It may be just that the batteries being sold these days
are junk.  The one in my Spitfire is almost 10 years old and still starts
the car every time.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 8:30 AM Chris Simo <ccsimonsen at gmail.com> wrote:

> My Tr4 hasn't gotten out at all this summer.   I put my new battery
> charger on it -  It's all electronic  vs my old one that just had a 3
> position switch and an analog meter.
> This new charger is quite fancy, it will tell you if the battery is
> connected backwards,  light a light with a bad battery, etc.  Trouble is
> I"m not sure I trust it.
> I've had this thing tell me 4 batteries are bad.  I havent been driving my
> truck, my wife hasn't been driving her Z4,  and my mom's car battery showed
> bad as well....
> I think I'm going to buy an old school charger and see what happens.  It's
> cheaper than buying one of the four batteries....
> Or they just sat so long they died.....     Anyone have experience with
> those newer fancy chargers?  Any issues or concerns?
> Thanks!
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