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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    I've got a BikeMaster TrueGel (I think) battery in the SV. It came with the bike when I got it in March of 2012. It's STILL going strong.

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    2 years unattended, exposed to weather, the battery in my v-strom is dead


    should I try charging it, or should I just get the new battery now ?

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    2 years unattended, exposed to weather, the battery in my v-strom is dead


    should I try charging it, or should I just get the new battery now ?
    New battery. Old one won't do anything.

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    yep, it's toast, put a charger on it for shits & giggles,

    should I spend the extra cake for a GYZ series ?

    I'm finding Yuasa GYZ16H for $86
    16Ah, 1.6 amp,240CCA

    Yuasa YTX14H-BS for $67
    12Ah, 1.2 amp, 240CCA

    and regular

    AGM Yuasa YTX14-BS for $63
    12 Ah, 1.4 Amp, 200CCA

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    You still riding over winter? Then Yes.

    If someone nearby has a NOCO Genius Charger or other smart charger you might throw the old one on first, they have an AGM-specific (and standard)u Battery Repair Mode. Though two years without a charge may be beyond hope. I have two older chargers and the NOCO is more effective, recovering two different AGM batteries.

    If the old battery was an AGM, they usually won’t charge: the resting voltage could be well under 12V. You have to hook it up in parallel to a battery that is only partially discharged (say 12.2V) then charge the pair.

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    yes, existing battery is the Yuasa YTX14-BS probably about 3 years old, I will try the parallel "jump start" method of charging. I do plan on winter riding, but hopefully by next winter, I will have my auxiliary parallel charging system and battery all set up. My parallel system will have a 850CCA Optima Yellow Top & 75 amp alternator

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    Instead of all that I carry a Li jump pack in my jacket if it’s cold, pannier if not. Tiger 1050’s don’t like to crank. Gotta change the cables.

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    auxiliary charging system is not backup, it is for my accessories (heat primarily), backup is only a secondary benefit, 400watt stock system doesn't cut it

    only thing I have left to finish the auxiliary charging system, it build a battery box, then my wiring, then but the alternator belt on

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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    I picked up an interstate for the bike today. 14ah, $56.00. I've had great luck with them on the equipment, I'll give them a shot with the bikes.

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    Batteries rarely die, they are usually mudered by their owners. 2 solar panels on the roof of the suby powering dual solar generators. They need maintenance just like anything

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    Where did you pick it up

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    2 new batteries for me, not only a dead battery in my V-strom, the battery in my UTV died over the weekend, been starting fine, loaded it on a trailer, when I went to unload, battery was click click click, due for service anyway, I trailered it to my dealer, they unloaded it with a forklift

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    As it happens, an AGM car Battery was deeply discharged. We tried the dual battery trick and it seemed to be charging, but went dead again.

    Xxaarraa recommended the NOCO Genius Charger and I used it in repair mode. Took a few hours but now the battery is back to normal. Has standard, AGM, and Li modes.

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    Which jump packs do u like or are using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    Which jump packs do u like or are using?
    I’ve stuck with one of the originals (if not the original) Li jump packs: Anti Gravity. Have an XP1 for the bike and XP10 for car/snowmobile. There are many copycats now, some of which might be good. EarthX uses LiFePo4 cells instead of Lithium Cobalt, which I understand are safer.

    There is one thing I don’t like about them: they have their own charger. It’s tiny and pretty fast, but you need it. They come with car and wall chargers.

    Prior to those being available we’d purchased the Clore JNC660. It weighs 9 lbs but has long-life AGM batteries that will start a car even at low temps.

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    Last edited by Garandman; 05-05-19 at 12:43 PM.
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    Looks like I've joined the club. FJR battery finally bit the dust even after being on the charger.

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    Just ordered an AntiGravity ReStart 30 to try in my WRX. It’s a Lithium battery that shuts itself off when voltage drops below 12.6V. Ordered it from Revzilla, and ordered the SAE terminal adapters from Amazon.

    The 6-7yo Optima AGM in it isn’t holding a charge. It’s the lightest AGM at 31 lbs, while this weighs 6 lbs. Pretty expensive for a battery, but a really cheap way to take 25 lbs out of the nose. AntiGravity actually makes a 17lb Group 35 battery, but it’s $800 - and sold out.

    Don’t drive this car in the winter usually so cold start doesn’t matter, and I have another Group 35 battery just in case.

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    Last edited by Garandman; 05-10-19 at 02:56 AM.
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    Re: Fucking batteries are cunts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I've got a BikeMaster TrueGel (I think) battery in the SV. It came with the bike when I got it in March of 2012. It's STILL going strong.
    Except when I'm at Thompson for a trackday. Strange. Both times I've been to Thompson, this battery wouldn't start the bike.

    Left it on the tender for a few hours, light was green, still no start. Hooked up one of those cheap $40 LiPo jump packs, started the bike easily. Didn't have to touch it the rest of the day.

    Time to replace it.

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