Re: Motobatt Batteries
Posted by geoff the bonnie
on December 6, 2020, 10:14 pm, in reply to "Motobatt Batteries
I am using yuasa fire alarm batteries on the old bikes. 5 years is a good life but never actually had one totally expire. They hold charge for a couple of months over Winter but i give them a charge when i am out in the garage and remember. About 6 week intervals. £16 each and they can be fitted on their side, at angles etc but not totally upside down. MY AGM batteries prior to these were Varta and Dynavolt but i just changed them before they were a problem. I do need a good voltage for the Boyer. The large bikes both have Yuasa AGM batteries from Halfords. The one on the Thunderbird LT from the factory lasted about 3 years before the bike starter sounded very slow.
Any old bike without electric start will be happy with fire alarm or disabled scooter batteries which sell for considerably less than so called motorcycle batteries.
My T120r rides with lights on, Boyer and satnav with no problems. The charge rate is quite high at 2500 rpm. Discharges if under 2000 rpm with all the running gear on.
Thank you for your support...