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Well it's brand new so I'd hope so. I just bought it last fall and it's only been in the bike for maybe 2 hours at the most.

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Well it's brand new so I'd hope so. I just bought it last fall and it's only been in the bike for maybe 2 hours at the most.
Steve, if your new battery is the same spec as the OEM your charger should be on the AGM or * (snowflake) mode. Regardless, cycle the MUS4.3 charger through the four modes the day before you want to use the battery so it will go through the full charge sequence (#1-#7) once more before you start riding. It takes 10 days for it to go to the last phase (#8) and I find if it has been there for weeks or months the battery could use a refresh sequence, possibly because my battery is 9 years old now and doesn't completely desulphate anymore.
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Steve, if your new battery is the same spec as the OEM your charger should be on the AGM or * (snowflake) mode. Regardless, cycle the MUS4.3 charger through the four modes the day before you want to use the battery so it will go through the full charge sequence (#1-#7) once more before you start riding. It takes 10 days for it to go to the last phase (#8) and I find if it has been there for weeks or months the battery could use a refresh sequence, possibly because my battery is 9 years old now and doesn't completely desulphate anymore.
Yes, I bought the same Yuasa battery it came with. Why snowflake and not motorcycle, which is what I have it in now?


Also, I thought the pulse sequence, (#8), was to keep it topped off for long durations of non-use.
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Yes, I bought the same Yuasa battery it came with. Why snowflake and not motorcycle, which is what I have it in now?
0.3 volts higher charging rate (*) required for AGM batteries and all batteries charging below 41°F (from the CTEK manual).

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Also, I thought the pulse sequence, (#8), was to keep it topped off for long durations of non-use.
Yes. Read my post again
If it goes through the charge sequence in a few minutes you'll know your battery is as charged as it is going to get. If it takes longer you're just topping it off, no harm done. My battery is nearing the end of it's useful life at only 9 years and always needs to be topped off. In fact before riding this spring, I'm going to drain it slowly and then run it through the 'RECOND' mode. I expect I will be buying a new battery regardless
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Or, you could buy a better charger...LOL


Want to know more about why we're running an AGM battery and how to maintain it?

Battery University-201: How does the Lead Acid Battery Work?

BU-201a: Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM)

AGM has very low internal resistance and is able to deliver high currents on demand, offers a relatively long service life even when deep cycled, is maintenance free, provides good electrical reliability, and is lighter than the flooded lead acid type. While regular lead acid batteries need a topping charge every six months to prevent the buildup of sulfation, AGM batteries are less prone to sulfation and can sit in storage for longer before a charge becomes necessary. The battery stands up well to low temperatures and has a low self-discharge.

AGM charges up to five times faster than flooded and offers 80% depth-of-discharge (flooded is 50%). AGM is the preferred battery for upscale motorcycles because it's sealed reducing acid spilling in an accident, lowers the weight for the same performance, and allows installation at odd angles. AGM batteries are sensitive to overcharging. A charge to 2.40V/cell (and higher) is fine; however, the float charge should be reduced to between 2.25 and 2.30V/cell (summer temperatures may require lower voltages).

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I expect I will be buying a new battery regardless
Well, nothing lasts forever, not even a battery that's gone through the Gar pampering. I bet I'd be making a good guess that you're the only 2010 Fury owner with the original battery.
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