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nino

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Hi, I have a problem with AGM battery 12 v/35 ah, 2 years old. From time to time in the morning usualy it wont start the engine. Its spinning too slowly. But always start on bump start and fill the battery regularly.
What is confusing is voltage which is 12,9 volts or even 13 all the time. On idle with headlights on voltage is more than 13 volts. Voltage regulator brand new.
Anybody with similar experience with AGM battery?

    

2Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:13 pm

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It won't be the battery. Probably the battery connectors or starter brushes.

    

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Probably starter brushes, do the headlight and or indicators act funky. If they do it is one of the signs of dirty starter brushes.
Regards Martin.

    

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Headlight, indicators, all electrics function normally. I ll try to clean the starter.
Thanks

    

5Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:40 pm

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Clean all your ground connections as well.


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6Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:48 am

Holister

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Yes. Ground connection for sure. Probably the most important one for the starter is the bed where it bolts down to the gearbox with 2 bolts. It can get corroded under there and this is required by the starter for earthing.


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7Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:36 pm

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It was most stupid reason - loose minus pole on battery. Thanks all

    

8Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:53 pm

Point-Seven-five

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The best possible fix!  One that doesn't require any expense beyond a little time. cheers


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
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Myles Awaye

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Am I to understand that I can lay my AGM battery on it's side? This is a big deal as it will positively impact my battery relocation.


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Current Ride: The Vitamin K Project, Code Name: K1000W-TF
VIN: WB1051401F0051627
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Laitch

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Vitamin K wrote:Am I to understand that I can lay my AGM battery on it's side?
That remains to be seen. Smile
http://www.yuasabatteries.com/faqs.php?action=1&id=27


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11Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:43 am

Point-Seven-five

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If you are constrained for a battery mounting location you might want to use a lithium battery.  They offer a large capacity in a small, light package that can be mounted in any orientation.

If this is a cafe conversion you need it for, I would guess that it would be fairly easy to recoup the additional cost for the lithium based on it's cool factor.


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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
    

12Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:09 pm

BobT

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The answer is yes, and AGM or gel battery, as they are also known, can be used on its side.

    

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Dai

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It even states so on the paperwork that comes with the battery. The only no-no is to mount it upside-down - but why would you want to do that!


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14Back to top Go down   AGM battery capacity Empty Re: AGM battery capacity Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:36 pm

Myles Awaye

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@Dai wrote:It even states so on the paperwork that comes with the battery. The only no-no is to mount it upside-down - but why would you want to do that!

Thanks all. This AGM I have is considerably smalller than a standard battery. If I lay it on it's side I can put it in the seat cowl, but I want to keep that space clear for my tool roll and tire plugs, so I going to lay it sideways in the current battery tray and make a clean black box to cover it.


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Father, Art Teacher, Veteran, Aspergers Person, Gamer, Gunner, Rider of the K, Lover of the jugs (i.e. R50/5)

Current Ride: The Vitamin K Project, Code Name: K1000W-TF
VIN: WB1051401F0051627
ENG:FBM098745K342840575
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Past Rides: 1970 R50/5, 1975 R90S, 1982 R65LS, 1978 KZ1000, 1986 SRX600
    

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