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MV battery charger

Hello to everyone, I am new to the MV brand & have been doing some research & reading up on the B3. So the previous owner sent me the charger that MV provides with the bike. Plugged it in & all I get is a solid red light... instructions with the tender say it's a bad battery. The bike starts ok & seems to turn over on too. I ran my multimeter into the battery plug connector & it came up with 12.5v
My question is, is my stock battery almost done or on it's way out? Or has anyone else had this from their 'MV' battery charger/tender?
I've read that the stock battery is pretty crappy, but it also seems like quite a pain in the ass to get to etc...
Any help, feedback appreciated, thanks
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You should be running around 13.2 VDC after you pull it off the charger, the reading will differ slightly but if you have had the battery on the charger or you have been riding it regularly that's what you should be looking for. I haven't heard great things about the MV charger but it is a pretty basic piece of equipment so it really should last at least several years. If you still have the stock battery you should replace it, it really isn't that difficult and there's about a million threads on this forum that can help you through it and explain why it should be replaced.

What year is your bike?
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Hello to everyone, I am new to the MV brand & have been doing some research & reading up on the B3. So the previous owner sent me the charger that MV provides with the bike. Plugged it in & all I get is a solid red light... instructions with the tender say it's a bad battery. The bike starts ok & seems to turn over on too. I ran my multimeter into the battery plug connector & it came up with 12.5v
My question is, is my stock battery almost done or on it's way out? Or has anyone else had this from their 'MV' battery charger/tender?
I've read that the stock battery is pretty crappy, but it also seems like quite a pain in the ass to get to etc...
Any help, feedback appreciated, thanks
Cheers Rob
There are so many things going on here, let's start with the easiest to fix: go to USER CP and at least put the Continent on which you sit, then ad the model and year ob ike to your signature. Advice will be more tailored to your situation with basic information.

Your battery is toast. Replace it with a quality unit.

Getting to your battery and replacing it will be less of a "pain in the ass" than getting stranded.

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Please learn how the ADVANCED SEARCH function works. It is not perfect, but you will learn a lot sifting through the detritus. Simple reading through the myriad threads on the BATTERY subject will be an education.

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-02-2017, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply guys, I'm in South Central Pennsylvania USA, bike is new to me '15 Brutale 800RR
I've already downloaded all the manuals & been through them. I just wanted to see if anyone else had this problem that's all.
I'll probably go the route of replacing the battery with a lithium one & then ditching the MV euro cable for a standard SAE pigtail.
I'm good mechanically, do removing the tank etc... should be ok. Although I'm never to proud or stubborn enough to ask for help, tips & good advice from those that are used to the brand. Just by tinkering I'm already getting a good feel for the MV.
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My 910R went 8 years on the original battery. It stays plugged in to the supplied MV charger when not being ridden (which is more of the time than I like, but what can I say?).

That original battery sits on my work bench as a voltage supply for test purposes as it still holds a 12+ volt charge. I replaced it because it just didn't want to start the bike when I installed a Microtec ECU ... engine cranked over fine, just didn't have enough reserve voltage to start.

My point here is that the MV supplied charger is just fine. Nothing wrong with it at all. My other bikes live on a variety of Optimate and NOCO Genius smart chargers, since they didn't come with chargers from the manufacturer.

Buy a Yuasa battery. You get what you pay for.
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My 910R went 8 years on the original battery. It stays plugged in to the supplied MV charger when not being ridden (which is more of the time than I like, but what can I say?).

That original battery sits on my work bench as a voltage supply for test purposes as it still holds a 12+ volt charge. I replaced it because it just didn't want to start the bike when I installed a Microtec ECU ... engine cranked over fine, just didn't have enough reserve voltage to start.

My point here is that the MV supplied charger is just fine. Nothing wrong with it at all. My other bikes live on a variety of Optimate and NOCO Genius smart chargers, since they didn't come with chargers from the manufacturer.

Buy a Yuasa battery. You get what you pay for.
Thanks for the reply...I have two other trickle/tenders/chargers, but they have sae connectors.
Since the PO gave me the 'MV' charger I decided to plug it in....the thing that concerns me is that the red light on the charger stays lit...the one with the "!" symbol....& supplied instructions say this means bad battery. Even though my battery is at 12.5v (which I realize is low) I would have thought the light on the charger would have switched over to green after a while...but after leaving it hooked up for at least an hour, it still shows the red light. I might first try to get a Tecmate pigtail that can convert my euro MV connection to sae, that way I can try charge it using one of my other trickle chargers.
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Leave it overnight and see if it goes green. It takes time to fully charge a battery. This is not an automotive type "Quick" charger. Those are not good for motorcycle batteries.

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RED LIGHT FLASHING – The red light flashing indicates that the
battery charger has AC power available and that the
microprocessor is functioning properly. If the red light continues to
flash, then either the battery voltage is too low (less than 3 volts) or
the output alligator clips or ring terminals are not connected
correctly.
 RED LIGHT ON STEADY – Whenever the red light is on steady, a
battery is connected properly and the charger is charging the
battery
. The red light will remain on until the charger completes the
charging stage.

 GREEN LIGHT FLASHING –When the green light is flashing, the
battery is greater than 80% charged and may be removed from the
charger and used if necessary. Whenever possible, leave the
battery on charge until the green light is solid.
 GREEN LIGHT ON STEADY –When the green light burns steady,
the charge is complete and the battery can be returned to service if
necessary. It can also stay connected to maintain the battery for an
indefinite period of time

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RED LIGHT FLASHING – The red light flashing indicates that the
battery charger has AC power available and that the
microprocessor is functioning properly. If the red light continues to
flash, then either the battery voltage is too low (less than 3 volts) or
the output alligator clips or ring terminals are not connected
correctly.
? RED LIGHT ON STEADY – Whenever the red light is on steady, a
battery is connected properly and the charger is charging the
battery
. The red light will remain on until the charger completes the
charging stage.

? GREEN LIGHT FLASHING –When the green light is flashing, the
battery is greater than 80% charged and may be removed from the
charger and used if necessary. Whenever possible, leave the
battery on charge until the green light is solid.
? GREEN LIGHT ON STEADY –When the green light burns steady,
the charge is complete and the battery can be returned to service if
necessary. It can also stay connected to maintain the battery for an
indefinite period of time
Hey chill out man!

I'm just asking questions here...& I'm wide awake.

The red light stays lit....Not flashing, so I was merely going by the manufacturer's instructions on what that meant.
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Just advising.....no worries perfectly chill here. but obviously you don't seem to be awake ?
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