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1Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty RIP MotoBatt on Sun 19 Jan 2020, 11:39

Dai

Dai
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Six years and just under 70,000 miles Sad ... not complaining. It's been dying slowly for about six months but 12.15 volts rest voltage is too low to be ignored.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

2Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Sun 19 Jan 2020, 14:19

Laitch

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RIP MotoBatt 177381


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1995 K75 73,000 miles
RIP MotoBatt Usa-lo10
    

3Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Sun 19 Jan 2020, 16:00

brickrider2

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That's a very respectable performance, but no record.  However, you won't regret the decision to replace it. 
I hope I can get 6 years out of mine.  RIP MotoBatt 652573


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1996 K1100LT
    

4Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Sun 19 Jan 2020, 17:28

MartinW

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My first battery blew up due to a welded relay soon after I got it. Second battery Deka went 8 years, next battery another Deka went 6 years  I couldn't get a Deka the next time unless I waited, so I got a Rev Plus which went for 6 years. I'm now running a Dynavolt for a bit over a year as Rev Plus no longer does a battery for the Brick.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

5Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Sun 19 Jan 2020, 23:26

chris846

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Jeez, checked the forum this a.m. and thought we'd lost a member.

Back to the coffee.


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6Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Mon 20 Jan 2020, 00:43

indian036

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I considered making a complaint when my Peugeot 307 battery expired after 13 years, but thought better of it.

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

7Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Mon 20 Jan 2020, 00:44

Dai

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Thanks Chris... I think Smile

Best I ever got was one of the original Lucas sealed 'jelly' batteries. It cost a not-so-small fortune back then (sometime in the 1980s) and lasted nine years. When it did fail, it failed overnight. Impressed, I bought a second one. It didn't even get to the end of the warranty period (two years). It's replacement lasted three years and after that, I reverted to lead-acid until the advent of AGM because I was effectively paying a premium for non-premium performance.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

8Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Mon 20 Jan 2020, 03:25

BenKRS

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Odyssey PC680 in R90s in 2003, replaced in 2017 with another PC680. Have a MotoBatt in K bike when purchased last year, probably 2 years old so will be interested to see how long it lasts.

    

9Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Mon 20 Jan 2020, 05:41

Point-Seven-five

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Not motorcycle batteries, but last summer the Walmart batteries on my boat finally gave up.  When I pulled them out, I saw that the date tag was from March, 2007.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

10Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Re: RIP MotoBatt on Sat 08 Feb 2020, 11:33

Dai

Dai
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Wellllll....

IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Five days on an Oxford Optimiser battery charger and it's holding a charge again. For the first three days, nothing, then on day four the green 'fully charged' light came on. I've ridden the bike since and also left the multimeter attached to the battery. Five days after that last ride it's still showing 12.74 volts.

Definately not complaining about that!


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

11Back to top Go down   RIP MotoBatt Empty Flat battery charging on Sat 08 Feb 2020, 16:10

redrockmania

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Dai's experience of a flat battery not responding for a number of days has also been mine with a Shorai liPo battery. Nothing until 4 days of charging, then suddenly it took and held a charge. If you have the time and don't have to get moving immediately it is worthwhile doing the extra charge days before deciding the battery is terminal and fitting a replacement.

    

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