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1986 trx200sx charging problems???

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ok, so i bought this bike from family, he siad that it ran summer of 2008... but that it had sat, so prob needed carb cleaned...

i bought it cheap, and brought it home, cleaned the carb , it had its hickups and little problems, but it now runs good and im happy with the motor... now the problem....

it has electric start, but i cnat get it to even try to start... the battery was bought in spring of 2008 , but hasnt been charged since then... i checked , and while it is at idle, it is making about 10 volts, at the battery terminals... is this correct?? im assuming the battery is gone, but im not gonna fork out 50 bucks for one if it isnt just the battery... it can pull start... but the lights dont work unless its running, and stuff., so i assume its the battery....

any ideas, or help to tell me if its just the battery??? can i try to jump it off my truck???
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You could have over filed it. When charging your battery be sure to unplug the charger when connecting the post. A spark can cause a battery explosion.
There is a chance it could steal be good.
check the battery voltage with the machine off battery may be bad.
You may try craigs list or ebay if no one hear has one.
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