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Old 12-20-2008, 04:32 PM   #31
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I've had one in my SE for about a year. I worry a bit about batteries as I run an auto clutch and ride in Mexico a lot. This batt is amazing!
Thanks Ken. I've been worried about this same thing with my SE, and this looks to be a good solution.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:44 PM   #32
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I decided to get a Braille B106 on the way to replace the 04 original unit. With the auto clutch going in and the original not performing 100% I don't plan on making the mistake of having a battery that will not start the engine. granted, not cheap ($151 shipped), it should be good for the life of the bike.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:26 AM   #33
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It's the same dimensions as the stocker. The posts just bolt on, so you leave 'em off. It kicks the stock Yuasa's butt...
Sooo...that means it'll fit a 990?
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:07 PM   #34
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21 months seems short lived to me...
It sure seems short when you are the one buying the batterie$.

In equipment that sits a lot of the time like farm trucks, earthmoving machinery and recreational vehicles, average battery life is about 18 months. In a rig that is used frequently but has fairly heavy battery use while in operation, such as my Yukon with electric everything, 24 to 30 months seems average.

Guys who keep float chargers on their bikes All The Time report 60 month battery life as common.

I am a convert. I bought float chargers for everything I have. I am even going to install one on my Yukon as it sits when it is not raining.

I don't know if you can get 60 months out of a battery in a 950/990 even if there is a float charger on it all the time, but I bet it lasts a lot longer than 24 months. I am going to give it a try and will report back to this thread in 60 months
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #35
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Regular tender works fine. The Carbon fiber is just a gimmic.
So it fits into the 950 battery compartment, doesn't need the leads reversed (like the Odyssey), has more output and doesn't need a special gel battery tender. Sounds like the holy-grail of batteries?

Any disadvantages? Is it spec'd for inverted mounting like the Yuasa?
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #36
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Any disadvantages? Is it spec'd for inverted mounting like the Yuasa?
Mount in any position. Not suitable for cold weather or long periods of storage - whatever that means.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:53 PM   #37
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Ladies and Gents.

If you buy a battery that needs commissioning the ONE thing you need to do correctly before charging it up is to fill it with acid and let it sit for an hour or overnight with occasional taps to the side of the battery to dislodge any bubbles from the plates.

Do this and the battery will have a longer more reliable working life.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:49 PM   #38
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I just verified that the Braille B106 is a direct replacement for the stocker in a ADV. They are not cheap (~$150 shipped), however they will deliver more current for short bursts than the stock Yuasa. This little 6.6 pound battery will dump ~400 amps for ~30 seconds at ~32 deg F.


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Old 01-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #39
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Hmmmm....spendy battery but I appreciate the write up. On order, awaiting delivery. Stocker wont hold a charge for long any more (a week max), don't want to take a chance of being stranded. For those interested, stock batt was perfect for almost 2.5 years with occasional use but started having issues late fall, last year. Hope this one lasts longer....
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:07 PM   #40
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My stock battery is not holding a charge more than 2 weeks and it is only 18 months old. There must be something wrong with it. I will take it to the dealer tomorrow and ask them to change it to replace it within the warranty.

Is it possible to buy this Braille battery in Europe?
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #41
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My stock battery is not holding a charge more than 2 weeks and it is only 18 months old. There must be something wrong with it. I will take it to the dealer tomorrow and ask them to change it to replace it within the warranty.

Is it possible to buy this Braille battery in Europe?
Quick google finds a UK source

http://shop.edoperformance.co.uk/bra...1fac8e05c85370

however its Ł171

might not be bad for you guys with the euro the way sterling is these days.

Edit another look shows thats for the cf version standard is here at Ł109

http://shop.edoperformance.co.uk/bra...lb-p-9364.html

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #42
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Quick google finds a UK source

http://shop.edoperformance.co.uk/bra...1fac8e05c85370

however its Ł171

might not be bad for you guys with the euro the way sterling is these days.
thx for that. I hope the dealer changes the battery in warranty, otherwise I might order this Braille. It is sure that it fits the battery compartment of 990, right?
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:28 PM   #43
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Mount in any position. Not suitable for cold weather or long periods of storage - whatever that means.


I bought a B106, and the litature with the battery says it has true deep cycling ability over the life of the battery.

so I dont know whey it wont stand cold temps or long storage ??
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #44
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my 04 had the original battery. and technically it was not failed. however left alone for ~30 days the battery would not have enough capacity to start the engine without a little boost.

not sure why Braille makes the statement regarding temps. I do know that lead acid batteries in general do not like getting super cold..... somewhere there has to be some battery techno geek with pie graphs and reams of white papers about the reasons.... For me I went and got a battery maintainer/charger like this Optimate to take care of it while I am not riding
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:55 AM   #45
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A friend of mine mentioned that there is a cable connected to the battery in 990 which descharges the battery when it gets humid or wet thus the battery needs to be recharged almost within a week. Did anybody hear about this?
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