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Patrick 28th August 2016 13:56

Fitted a new battery
 
The old bosch has taken too much abuse over the years and doesn’t hold it’s charge that long even after conditioning on the CTEK charger.

http://www.msportster.co.uk/wp-conte...-1024x768.jpeg

Pulled the battery out, gave this area a bit of clean. Ther rubber disks are actully old bump stops with the tabs cut off. Gives a sold yet slighly squishy place for the battery to rest against.

http://www.msportster.co.uk/wp-conte...-1024x768.jpeg

New battery is an Optima Yellow Top R 3,7 D35 deep cycle. It’s a little bit smaller than the old battery. CCA is 660. The terminals clear the battery which makes it much easier to put charge clamps on them.

http://www.msportster.co.uk/wp-conte...-1024x768.jpeg

Not forgettinh to change the charger setting to ‘AGM’ if you don’t there’s a risk of overcharging – which will end up venting water vapour that you can’t put back in.

http://www.msportster.co.uk/wp-conte...-1024x768.jpeg

Cold start and luke warm start:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVv0Jr880JE


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