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  • Offline tam331   gb

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #10 on: Dec 24, 2021, 02.13 pm
    Dec 24, 2021, 02.13 pm
    I've just had a thought. ( Doesn't happen that often😂) Will charge the battery then disconect it. Leave it a couple of weeks and check the voltage. That'll eliminate the possibility of the bike draining it.

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #11 on: Dec 24, 2021, 02.16 pm
    Dec 24, 2021, 02.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
    Mine goes flat in about 3 weeks. It does however have a tracker. Not sure whether it has done it from new because it was ridden almost daily. Now I donít ride so much I walked into the garage one day, pressed the button, idiot lights but no TFT, battery was almost completely flat. Now itís kept on a trickle charger when not riding. Bike is just under 2.5 years old so will probably fit a new battery next winter.

    With a tracker, they all do that sirÖ

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #12 on: Dec 25, 2021, 01.05 am
    Dec 25, 2021, 01.05 am
    I just replaced the batteries in both of our bikes as a preventive measure I don't trust batteries much more than two years and our bikes are both 2019s with 15,000 miles.

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2022, 08.27 am
    Jul 04, 2022, 08.27 am
    *Originally Posted by tam331 [+]
    I've just had a thought. ( Doesn't happen that often😂) Will charge the battery then disconect it. Leave it a couple of weeks and check the voltage. That'll eliminate the possibility of the bike draining it.

    So Tam what was the outcome on the battery?

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #14 on: Jul 04, 2022, 08.33 pm
    Jul 04, 2022, 08.33 pm
    Hi Skinny. Haven't done anything about it yet. Been using the bike regularly so hasn't been an issue. But it's to go to the dealer's next week for the end of warranty check and it's first MOT. So will post the outcome. Not too hopeful thou.

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #15 on: Jul 04, 2022, 09.10 pm
    Jul 04, 2022, 09.10 pm
     :821:

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #16 on: Jul 13, 2022, 09.12 pm
    Jul 13, 2022, 09.12 pm
    Quick update. Had the bike at the dealers this week. Told them about the problems with it not starting. Was told battery checked out fine. Just what I thought they would say. If it fails to start again I'm putting a battery in myself.

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    Flat battery.
    Reply #17 on: Jul 15, 2022, 12.11 pm
    Jul 15, 2022, 12.11 pm
     Tam,
          Went to start my bike - TFT screen warnings like a disco - press the start button just a click - checked the 40A fuse plus the 7.5 and 10A all good - removed the battery and charged - 12.5 v checked with a multi meter - when I put it in the bike and connected the battery terminals - I checked with the multi meter without switching anything on - it reads 4.5v  :084:
    Bike is a 20 plate - I called the local dealer cost came back £157 not inc postage - Not happy searched on line Sportsbike Boston £59.95 inc delivery - ordered at 16:00hr arrived the next day 15:00hrs - battery slightly larger but when I put it in - starts up straight away, you have to do some slight mods - but if a battery should fail every 2 years - its an easy change and not much money.

    Slight mods
    Two screws which hold the battery clamp in place - replace with longer screws and put a spacer under - see pics - seat clicked right back in - win win  :046:










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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #18 on: Jul 15, 2022, 09.16 pm
    Jul 15, 2022, 09.16 pm
    Keefcambs. That sounds like a decent price. I presume there's enough under seat clearance!

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    Re: Flat battery.
    Reply #19 on: Jul 17, 2022, 09.59 am
    Jul 17, 2022, 09.59 am

    I drove to Ashford from Peterborough then back last night - basically just over 300 miles round trip - removed the seat this morning to look for any signs of wear / damage and as you can see there are some slight marks from the metal battery hold down clamp - in no way did this have any effect on my seat position / comfort - would I do the same again 100% yes