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Old 10-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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R100GS battery replacment

I know some of you on here give ya batteries quite a work out on the side of the road. What do you suggest as a replacement.

Stopped north of Raglan today on the road to Waingaro and it no wanna start. Its got the old battery blues.

Crash started as stopped o hill and headed for home

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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I have to say that I am amused by this, given the shit you've given Padmei & me of late

Igormortis is running a Motobatt. They seem to have a good name. There's some tests somewhere that showed them to hold charge really well.

Mine is currently a no name lead acid something, that has hung in there for a couple of years. I'll probably go Motobatt when that dies, just for the sealed AGM battery tip over capacity.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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Motobatts and road side repairs

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I have to say that I am amused by this, given the shit you've given Padmei & me of late

Igormortis is running a Motobatt. They seem to have a good name. There's some tests somewhere that showed them to hold charge really well.

Mine is currently a no name lead acid something, that has hung in there for a couple of years. I'll probably go Motobatt when that dies, just for the sealed AGM battery tip over capacity.
me give u shit, come on we are all here to help.

now i did a search on Motbatt and the 3rd hit that came up in NZ was from kiwibiker. now I got all excited and thought to myself this is gunna be great Padmei or Boxa bit is gunna be the poster. How disappointed I was when it a Honda ST1300 owner whom bought a battery off Matt at Batterycell in Pet ONE. Gave Matt nothing but the thumbs up and only $105.

So I also looked and found the NZ agent for importing these is Whites Wholesale in Hamilton. We do seem to be the center of the universe for motocycle accessories in NZ. . Whites - Nationwide and Dolds

so i went to Whites and see RRP is $242. Well the last one lasted 7 yrs and was replaced on the side of the road when the previous one died on a Labour Day ride to Ohope, Geez what day is it today.

now reading the herald online this morning and saw this article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=10841567 and while reading it whose names sprung to mind of motorcycling equivilents

thanks Steve

PS - my middle name ant "Roadside Repairs"
PSS you spied Colebatchs latest ride. now this will be ood. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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Here's the Motobatt abuse review for you.

I must be a MG GTB kind of guy - cheap . Don't know that I fall into the midlife crisis bucket though.

Thanks, hadn't seen Colebatch's latest (or actually I had, but thought it was a continuation of the last one). The airhead rider would be Prutser, on a modified R80ST. His bike is fairly special. He's been posting over in Airheads in ADVrider
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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Motobatts are pretty cheap actually - I don't think I paid ore than $150ish?

I've got a small one (yeah yeah) & it starts great even when on cold mornings & is quite lite. The recommennded size ones are about twice the size but will prob last longer. The AGM is good technology.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:10 AM   #6
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I run a motobat in the race bike....total loss....good for a whole weekend and then some...
got mine of TM via Cycletreads...$200 ish I think but its a big 'un.
they can post them to as no acid sloshing about
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
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Cole batch has put as a sticky so easy to find.

do u have a link for the R80St as i see Hardwaregirl has mentioned it but I dont think i have come across him before. Live a sheltered life here in the Waikato. Koko will tell you sheltered by fog but it ant true
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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Prutsers hasn't done a single thread on it - there are snippets all over the place

In the ST registry, read from post 606 onwards. That'll give a flavour. There's some photos from the Colebatch trip as well

I see you've been into his profile now, so no doubt have seen some of his postings
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:57 AM   #9
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i just got a big hella like the one that was already in there...
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:37 AM   #10
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Prutsers hasn't done a single thread on it - there are snippets all over the place

In the ST registry, read from post 606 onwards. That'll give a flavour. There's some photos from the Colebatch trip as well

I see you've been into his profile now, so no doubt have seen some of his postings
i just did a search in his Inmate profile. all the kiwis ben checking him out. he will be getting paranoid.

speaking of paranoid we got a guy called "paranoid" in Hamilton. yip thats his first name and I see a kid the other day and his first name s "Porn" lucky bastard NOT

thanks for the links steve
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:39 AM   #11
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Orcon must be down. the cheerful wee cherman chap rom Jaffaland has not arrived on the scene
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
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I run a motobat in the race bike....total loss....good for a whole weekend and then some...
got mine of TM via Cycletreads...$200 ish I think but its a big 'un.
they can post them to as no acid sloshing about
rang a local shop who stocks the Motobatt battery. Had 2 in stock. Went for the big mother due to my light weight will hold the bike to the road better.

$170 was the price. MBTX30U

now I just gotta go grab it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #13
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I just replaced the battery in the 640 Adventure: LC4 Shorai Battery installation

Didn't look at motobatt after I'd found these (the OEM Yuasa is AGM also). They are not the highest quality LiFePO4 out there but I was prepared to give them a go given that the local support, performance and price are all good.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #14
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I have a Motobatt battery in mt F650GS. Never had a problem. Any battery town outlet shoyuld have them or be able to get them in overnight..
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