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Grarea
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You know batteries.....

Post by Grarea on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 7:38 pm

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well, my battery struggled in the coldest days this winter.
I had to bump start a few times.

Does that mean that the battery is on its last legs?
as in, is it giving me fair warning?
Or, once recharged, it will be ok for the rest of the year do you reckon?

We don't get all that many cold days down here.
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Fair Weather Rider
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 9:37 am

Don't be tight, buy a new one. Very Happy
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 10:10 am

@Grarea wrote:........

well, my battery struggled in the coldest days this winter.
I had to bump start a few times.

Does that mean that the battery is on its last legs?
as in, is it giving me fair warning?
Or, once recharged, it will be ok for the rest of the year do you reckon?

We don't get all that many cold days down here.
Mine has finally given up. I neglected to put it on trickle charge over winter and paid the price. It wouldn't charge up after months of ridiculous temperatures. Seems  a decent one will be around 40 to 50 quid.
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Grarea
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by Grarea on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12:00 pm

Bugger.
I thought that was the case.

Well, it will have to wait anyway. I don't have the money.
At least I know it bump starts easily  Smile
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Jameshambleton
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 1:58 pm

I use a kyoto battery (cheapest on wemoto) used and abused for a long time now and still going strong even in -5 temps was stood for about a month in those temps and the bike started first time
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davecb5002
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by davecb5002 on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 3:05 pm

So it looks like save the change in a jar and buy a new one Sad Sad
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Grarea
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by Grarea on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 4:43 pm

@davecb5002 wrote:So it looks like save the change in a jar and buy a new one Sad Sad

Yup, looks that way.

I am just curious how old the battery is, but I can't seem to work out the code.

Am I being thick?
I have tried googling.

Yuasa YTX9-BS
code stamped in the top is:
3L11G
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GollyGosh
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by GollyGosh on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 7:57 pm

Found the answer on a Vespa Forum:-

3 - 2003
L - December
11 - 11th day
G - Factory

The code used now (probably since 2010) is longer, 6 digits for the date YYMMDD followed by a letter and a number for factory and shift. see http://www.yuasabatteries.com/pdfs/NP_date_code.pdf
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Grarea
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Post by Grarea on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 8:02 pm

Ah, brilliant, well found. Thanks.
So, I guess I shouldn't be disappointed with that then eh?
Smile
14 years of service.
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GollyGosh
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Post by GollyGosh on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 8:07 pm

Smile two years more than the original Volvo battery I had to replace last month in my car.

What's the betting new ones don't last as long...
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by skyerae on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6:09 am

Bought a Yuasa battery on ebay from M&P  and an original Honda Battery in a Honda Box arrived - well chuffed I was. In the bike and clocking up the miles daily now!
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Re: You know batteries.....

Post by Fair Weather Rider on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 1:16 pm

Liverpool F has a battery free to a good home, look him up on here, he posted it this morning.

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