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It's been a while since my 250x has ran and the battery went completely flat. I tried hooking it up to a trickle charger, but it didn't do any good. I then jumped it, let the battery charge from the engine running a bit, and then put the trickle charger on. After 16 hours, the neutral light came on instantly after turning the key (unlike before). I thought I saved the battery. I then hit the start button, but nothing happened and the neutral light went dim again. There was also a loud click after hitting the start button.

I realized that I stupidly have been attaching the trickle charger negative-side first (I feel extremely dumb). Now I'm worried that I fried a fuse or, even worse, something more important and expensive than a fuse. I've probably attached the trickle charger 5 times since I started. I don't have a voltage meter or anything and I am going to get the battery tested today, but what are my diagnostic steps after that?
 

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Will do. Another question: If I can jump start it and it will idle, does that mean that all of the electrical besides the battery are in good health?
 

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Will do. Another question: If I can jump start it and it will idle, does that mean that all of the electrical besides the battery are in good health?
Well it鈥檚 a good sign things could be normal

I wouldn鈥檛 run it with a bad battery makes the stator and reg/rec overwork which could lead to failure
 

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one time, i used my mom's car to charge the trolling battery, for my boat.
it was dark out, and i put the cables on the trolling battery on the wrong post.. another day, in the life.. needless to say, the battery got charged, lucky it didnt do any damage to my mom's car, and the battery was worthless after that. :unsure:
i bought a moto classic for my atv. i like it, but there are plenty of battery's, to consider..,, and this is the place. a lot has been written.
on the side, Y comes to mind. i have a scrambled mind, so i dont always get my story right. :smile
 

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Had the battery tested and it didn't have enough juice to power a hand watch lol. I'm still worried about any damage I may have done because of going negative terminal first so many times. Any reason to be concerned about other electrical components if a new battery works?

Also, for the new battery I want to go OE, but the YUASA YTX9-BS won't be at my front door from any online retailer for at least a week. I am going to swing by the local dealership to look, but if I have to buy something else, is there anything that is "better" than anything else (also readily available)?
 

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Had the battery tested and it didn't have enough juice to power a hand watch lol. I'm still worried about any damage I may have done because of going negative terminal first so many times. Any reason to be concerned about other electrical components if a new battery works?

Also, for the new battery I want to go OE, but the YUASA YTX9-BS won't be at my front door from any online retailer for at least a week. I am going to swing by the local dealership to look, but if I have to buy something else, is there anything that is "better" than anything else (also readily available)?
Local shop should have what you need. Will be a good opportunity to support a local business and meet some more Honda peeps right?

Id go Yuasu
 

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The dealership had 2 batteries left and I picked it up for a fair price. A new battery later, everything seems to be back to normal. These Hondas are so resilient against fools like me.
 
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