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nic fan

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another battery fooked
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
Popped out to clean the bike today and thought get it done quick and may get a ride this afternoon.
Turned the ignition on nothing connected the battery to the oximiser 601 and got a red light under 3 volts / dead. Bugger had issues with the battery loosing charge in the past so put a switch in to cut the supply in case there was a drain somewhere and that solved the issue. So I assume the last ride I must have forgot to flick the switch.
Anyone have any suggestions re where the drain may be or could it be anything. 

any way of salvaging the dead battery?   
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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 09:21:34 PM »
mine loses charge on my 3xv, I have one on charge now and one in the bike, if its dead when I get the bike out I just swap it for the one on charge, but I like the idea of a switch.

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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:34:36 PM »
Could you just use a smoothing condenser and eliminate the need for your battery?

In the US we have a regulation that states that you need to be able to light the tail light with the bike not running, but I have never had to prove that to anyone.  ;)  We don't have any required inspections in my area.

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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 03:12:43 AM »
I traced the draw on mine to the voltage regulator.  Unplugged it, and the drain went away.

You tube has several videos on parasitic draw on a battery.  Without a fuse box, tracing issues is a bit more of a challenge.
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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 03:12:00 PM »
thanks I'll take a look i have a regulator somewhere but finding it is another issue.
was lucky with the battery the oximiser didn't want to know but chucked it on my old charger on full for an hour then onto trickle overnight and it seems to be ok, unlike the motobat battery when that went dead flat it will charge to full ok but put the meter on it and you can watch it going down from around 12.8 down to about 11.5 which is where it sits (I won't waist my money on another one of those)   
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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 04:58:50 PM »
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the motobat battery (I won't waist my money on another one of those)

 So, value 4 money, which is the best brand of battery & where should I get it from these days? - TIA
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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 11:24:45 PM »
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the motobat battery (I won't waist my money on another one of those)

 So, value 4 money, which is the best brand of battery & where should I get it from these days? - TIA
Hi Jim hard to say realy its like everything sometimes you get a new item that just goes bad
some people will have had no problems with the motobat.
you pays your money and takes your chance.
Oh and the Yuasa didnt make it either it went flat again didnt have time to pick and choose
so it was off to Halfords for another Yuasa YB5L-B Yumicron Motorcycle Battery and i have
also brought a halfords solar charger thats conected to the bike so hopefully that will keep it topped up now regardless.
 

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Jim Lyon

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Re: another battery fooked
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 12:08:46 AM »
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the motobat battery (I won't waist my money on another one of those)

 So, value 4 money, which is the best brand of battery & where should I get it from these days? - TIA
Hi Jim hard to say realy its like everything sometimes you get a new item that just goes bad
some people will have had no problems with the motobat.
you pays your money and takes your chance.
Oh and the Yuasa didnt make it either it went flat again didnt have time to pick and choose
so it was off to Halfords for another Yuasa YB5L-B Yumicron Motorcycle Battery and i have
also brought a halfords solar charger thats conected to the bike so hopefully that will keep it topped up now regardless.

 Thanks for the prompt reply :) - Seems you don't have too much faith in quality control? From time to time I come across all too brief comments on more modern solid state batteries that are significantly lighter. Anybody come to any conclusions as to whether or not they are a whorthwhile update? The solar charger seems an interesting idea! If you come to any firm conclusions on it let us know.
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   Jim
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