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Offline davecumbria

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« on: April 21, 2012, 01:30:15 PM »
Paul had said the battery was a bit weak, and it came as no suprise when I turned on the Ignition Key last week no lights on the dash



So this morning was over at the bike shop and bought a new battery.



 



Old battery on its way out







new battery fitted and tie wraps replaced under strap?





Instant Lights on the Dash!









All I need now is some good weather!



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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 01:56:19 PM »
nice one Dave  
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
yup nice one Dave

 
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 04:29:54 PM »
nice one Dave



the original battery didn"t last long tho"  
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 10:29:32 AM »
The original battery was a Yuasa and martin noticed the charge did not last when he built the bike so I think it may have been faulty from new.



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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 01:37:10 PM »
Good one Dave.



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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 05:41:18 PM »
 a lot of these yuasa batteries are nos made around 10+ years ago this is why they are cheap they dont last long once put into service, should you buy one check when it was made if the sellers cant tell yah walk away
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 06:35:42 PM »
Bit more information.



Put the Yuasa Battery on the daytona and it held a charge. the new exide battery wasnt keeping its charge overnight despite a 50 mile run out.



So I checked and the electronic ignition unit is connected directly to the battery, so is permannetly live, so I guess its a drain when the bike is in use, I know paul used to keep an optimate on the bike pretty regularly so he wont have noticed.



So I"ve refitted the Yuasa battery as it seems a lot better than the Exide one!
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 04:09:00 AM »
 
Quote from: ow31
 
Quote from: rdnuts
 a lot of these yuasa batteries are nos made around 10+ years ago this is why they are cheap they dont last long once put into service, should you buy one check when it was made if the sellers cant tell yah walk away




I got one from Yambits about a year ago, exactly the same problem!




Got one from Yambits 2 years ago and not had any problems with mine.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 05:45:56 AM »
The ignition unit wiring is down to me

the diagram that came with it just shows it to be a live feed not switched

have you changed this Dave ?
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 06:37:14 AM »
No I"ve left it as it was, Its not a problem to change it at a later date, all it would need is to pick up a switched live at the fusebox.



 But if the manufacturers intructions showed the supply requirement of the unit to be permanent its probably bet to leave "as is"
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