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    Default had to charge the canam spyder rt help?

    would not start after about 5 days or so / 2ed time .my battery tender charges at 8 amps i use it for my bike , and a 2 amp charger for the canam rt so any one know any thing sure use the help .thanks electricman

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    Tighten your battery terminal leads tight. How old is your battery. Maybe take it out and load test it.

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    Default electricman i all ready tigten them chsrged for 3 hour like i said 2 amp and started

    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogs View Post
    Tighten your battery terminal leads tight. How old is your battery. Maybe take it out and load test it.
    iall ready tighten them charged for 3 hour like i said 2 amp and started , my first idear was some thing was draining the battery. so i will try that its just geting to it LOL thanks for info

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    are you in s.c. we are.

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    First off what year is your RT..?? Would help tell the age of your battery. check all your ground and terminal connections. Now you mention an 8amp and a 2amp charger. We're they connected to the battery during the 5 days..?? You should have a tender or maintainer you can hook up when not ryding but not a charger. Depending on what add ons you have and even if none RT's tend to need the tenders. You should also get the battery tested have seen them last from 3 to 7 years depending...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupaca View Post
    First off what year is your RT..?? Would help tell the age of your battery. check all your ground and terminal connections. Now you mention an 8amp and a 2amp charger. We're they connected to the battery during the 5 days..?? You should have a tender or maintainer you can hook up when not ryding but not a charger. Depending on what add ons you have and even if none RT's tend to need the tenders. You should also get the battery tested have seen them last from 3 to 7 years depending...
    ////// the book said to use 2 amp charger so my two 2 amp is not a tender i will get one and also get it checked thanks

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    Default battery charger

    took out all the photos of battery maintainer --- 8 was to much
    Last edited by youngers; 12-10-2017 at 07:03 AM.

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    I purchased the battery tender jr. also have a -- ctek maintainer --- the ctek has battery post terminals with led lights on the end , gives an idea of how much juice you have in the battery , green / yellow/ red green is great ( just got back from a ride ) yellow is at or around 60 % to 80% battery life / red plug it into the charger this is the photo of the l-e-d- lights on the battery side ( see that green light is on )
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngers View Post
    took out all the photos of battery maintainer --- 8 was to much
    i only used the 8 amp one time in the paST 2AMP THE OTHER DAY and i was able to start it going to try starting it today < i got to see how to get the battery out in my repair man-thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    ////// the book said to use 2 amp charger so my two 2 amp is not a tender i will get one and also get it checked thanks
    AND.....you still haven't told us how old your RT is.......or how old the battery is.

    It is highly likely that your battery has just reached the end of it's useful life.
    After you get a new battery installed, which has been fully charged first, you need to measure the battery voltage with the bike running.......to be sure your charging system is working.

    A healthy battery should easily sit for a couple of weeks without any kind of charger attached.
    But if you must, a fully automatic one is required.
    The total capacity isn't that important because that is under worst conditions and if it really is automatic, the charging rate won't get anywhere near the max. capacity of the charger.
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    What model is your Spyder?

    What year is your Spyder?

    What modifications or accessories do you have?

    How old is your Spyders battery?

    When was the last time the battery was load tested?

    What is the system voltage, at the battery, with the engine running?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    AND.....you still haven't told us how old your RT is.......or how old the battery is.

    It is highly likely that your battery has just reached the end of it's useful life.
    After you get a new battery installed, which has been fully charged first, you need to measure the battery voltage with the bike running.......to be sure your charging system is working.

    A healthy battery should easily sit for a couple of weeks without any kind of charger attached.
    But if you must, a fully automatic one is required.
    The total capacity isn't that important because that is under worst conditions and if it really is automatic, the charging rate won't get anywhere near the max. capacity of the charger.
    SARRY IT IS A 2011 CANAM SOYDER RT WITH LES THAN 6.000 MILES

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybovine View Post
    What model is your Spyder?

    What year is your Spyder?

    What modifications or accessories do you have?

    How old is your Spyders battery?

    When was the last time the battery was load tested?

    What is the system voltage, at the battery, with the engine running?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
    NOT HOME NOW I WILL CHECK THE VOLTAGE LATER ON AND POST

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    SARRY IT IS A 2011 CANAM SOYDER RT WITH LES THAN 6.000 MILES
    So it is about 6 years old now.
    Might as well just start shopping for a new battery.
    Age plus symptoms = about a 90% chance that it is just the battery.
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    Default battery need to find out some thing about a noise---

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    So it is about 6 years old now.
    Might as well just start shopping for a new battery.
    Age plus symptoms = about a 90% chance that it is just the battery.
    what the heck is the noise after turning off the spyder rt well like i whant to say about 1 hour ??? help again thanks

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    [QUOTE=electricman;1322325]what the heck is the noise after turning off the spyder rt well like i whant to say about 1 hour ??? help again thanks just to say more i was just thinking could it be the sistom turning off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    what the heck is the noise after turning off the spyder rt well like i whant to say about 1 hour ??? help again thanks just to say more i was just thinking could it be the sistom turning off.
    if it is a high sounding noise , it is the computer , doing the system shut down ! mine usually last around 20 to 30 minutes seems like ...

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    [QUOTE=electricman;1322326]
    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    what the heck is the noise after turning off the spyder rt well like i whant to say about 1 hour ??? help again thanks just to say more i was just thinking could it be the sistom turning off.
    Some of the earlier Spyders (like yours - & mine! ) had issues with their throttle bodies allowing the engine to run on after you'd shut down.... IIRC, the fix was to extend the length of time that power was provided to hold them closed - so you get to hear that happening for maybe as long as 30+ mins after shut down.
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    I would GET a New Battery. Four to Six years is the normal life of these Batteries. Been there done that. LT

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    what the heck is the noise after turning off the spyder rt well like i whant to say about 1 hour ??? help again thanks
    Don't know. I don't remember being near mine that long after shutting it off.

    Trying to describe the noise might be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electricman View Post
    i was just thinking could it be the sistom turning off.
    What is a "sistom" ??
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    The noise you hear after shutdown is from the throttle bodys. The throttle plates are held shut for 40 minutes. This was introduced in the 2011 RT models to correct a hot start problem. The noise is described in your owners manual somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Don't know. I don't remember being near mine that long after shutting it off.

    Trying to describe the noise might be helpful.
    The noise is a high frequency whine. Think of a whistling teapot--only more high pitched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Don't know. I don't remember being near mine that long after shutting it off.

    Trying to describe the noise might be helpful.
    Your 2017 RT does not make that noise because it has a 1330cc triple engine. The noise applies to the 998cc V-twin with throttle by wire engines only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akspyderman View Post
    The noise is a high frequency whine. Think of a whistling teapot--only more high pitched.
    You have been to his house and heard the noise he is talking about with HIS machine ??
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