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Cool Odyssey battery voltage drop ?

Put in a new pc-680 odyssey battery last year. Now about 15K miles using it.

One of the farkles on my bike is a digital volt meter. Meter has allways shown 12.5 to 13 volts once engine has some rpm & running down the road.

A few months ago voltage dropped by a whole volt over the past few months & I have not been having starting issues or any battery failure related troubles, just showing less voltage on line.

Even when bike is left on my battery tender, the voltage remains lower.

*** Has anyone else had degrading voltage issues with Odyssey batterys ???

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Put in a new pc-680 odyssey battery last year. Now about 15K miles using it.

One of the farkles on my bike is a digital volt meter. Meter has allways shown 12.5 to 13 volts once engine has some rpm & running down the road.

A few months ago voltage dropped by a whole volt over the past few months & I have not been having starting issues or any battery failure related troubles, just showing less voltage on line.

Even when bike is left on my battery tender, the voltage remains lower.

*** Has anyone else had degrading voltage issues with Odyssey batterys ???

Scott
Hi, Scott - Toad has the PC680; installed 'bout 4 years ago; still runs around 13 on the dash mounted i4C volt meter; and prolly 50k miles or more.

Kind of a hassle, butt what about swapping Odyssey batteries with somebody in your 'hood for a short ride and see what happens?
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I'd check all connections. Corrosion - even a little bit on the inner faces of a contact - can lead to this kinda reading.

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