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    Gti wont turn over

    started it 3 weeks ago ... I think battery tender was having an issue.. I put clip cord on its charging now... but when I go to start it it turns once and stops... hoping its just a charge of the battery... we had a few power surges not sure if it affected tender... and It got a little chilly here.. so it may have killed battery... Does the battery need to have water added to it?? If charge dont work I guess back to the dealer...

    any thoughts?


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    dash comes up but now when I try to start just clicks

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    No matter how much I try to spread the word, people still use battery tenders, more often than not, battery tenders shorten the life of batteries, not lengthen it.

    Go buy a new AGM battery and throw away the fricking battery tender!
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    so you think thats the issue?? and what do you suggest I use to keep it charged?

    and thanks for replying

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    any other help or suggestions?

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    If you use an AGM battery, you don't need anything to "keep it charged".

    There are two reasons batteries lose charge.

    1. Parasitic (quiescent) draw from from the ski's various ECU's.

    2. Self-discharge

    Most of the late model skis have very low quiescent current draw. And an AGM battery has only a fraction of the self-discharge of a conventional lead acid battery. (plus, AGM batteries are much more resistant to shock damage, which is common with PWC batteries)

    Are you only using this ski like once a year? If you are, then sell it because you shouldn't own one. Otherwise, just put an AGM in it (because you cooked your existing battery with a crappy battery tender because you didn't know any better) and forget it.

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    no I use it more then once a year almost every summer weekend in 2011 last year I surgery and my mother passed away so I was only able to get out about 4 or 5 times and it was in the shop a few times getting serviced and cam chain fixed again... I do appreciate your assistance... I do plan on using it more it only has 13 hours I thought about selling it but I plan on using it a lot this year.... seeing Im doing better and the ski should be stuck in a shop for a month on and off...


    How long is average lifespan on AGM? is there a good place online to pick one up?

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    Average life of any battery in Fl is 2 yrs.
    The heat kills batteries..
    I'd also add a double dose of fuel Injector cleaner to the fuel.
    All that sitting can cause bad fuel to clog your injection system and that can cause damage to your pistons..
    Sounds like you need to pm me if your shop takes that long to service your ski.
    I'm in Orlando and I've got a ski mechanic thats 1/2 way between us that can get you in and out in the same day and save you some major $$$$.

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    thanks

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    [QUOTE=jay stone;2144140]started it 3 weeks ago ... I think battery tender was having an issue.. I put clip cord on its charging now... but when I go to start it it turns once and stops... hoping its just a charge of the battery... we had a few power surges not sure if it affected tender... and It got a little chilly here.. so it may have killed battery... Does the battery need to have water added to it?? If charge dont work I guess back to the dealer...

    any thoughts?[/QUOTE

    is the engine cranking then you hear the starter still spinnin?

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