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As my son upgraded to the newest AT, I bought his 2017 DCT AT (cannot change gears anymore after left ankle fusion).
After 30k km and 6 months of not riding (and not charging :rolleyes: ) battery is dead. I have an S12 (gel) accu ready. Can I use it? or should i go for the 14S which offers 10% more performance and is the one coming original of the bike.

best regards,
Luc
 

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Hi.
As my son upgraded to the newest AT, I bought his 2017 DCT AT (cannot change gears anymore after left ankle fusion).
After 30k km and 6 months of not riding (and not charging :rolleyes: ) battery is dead. I have an S12 (gel) accu ready. Can I use it? or should i go for the 14S which offers 10% more performance and is the one coming original of the bike.

best regards,
Luc
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DCT likes to have a good healthy battery to operate properly. I wouldn't cut corners with battery.
It would be best to replace it with a recommended spec battery or go to a lithium.
Most people measure voltage and assume it's a good battery, but there is more to it.

If 6 months kills a good battery, you should also check for excessive draw when the bike is off.
A simple tricklecharger connected once a month when in storage helps.
 

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Thanks, I will follow your advice, and not use the battery I have in store ... Good batteries do not cost a fortune either.
Safe rides ...
 
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