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Offlinemilleplod

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    Re: Changing battery.
    « Reply #30 on: 2019-03-24 13:28:15 »
    After being stood for 5 months, pushed the start button today. The bike fired up instantly at the first attempt. So much for needing a new battery. Will be interesting to see how the battery performs under normal stop/start conditions.
    That's a nice surprise then! I've given up trying to fathom batteries and their many foibles.

    Pete

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      Re: Changing battery.
      « Reply #31 on: 2019-04-12 09:35:31 »
      Will be interesting to see how the battery performs under normal stop/start conditions.

      Rode the bike for the first time yesterday, I'm not confident with the performance of the battery, therefore, will be seeking a replacement ASAP.

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        Re: Changing battery.
        « Reply #32 on: 2019-04-12 10:35:26 »
        Will be seeking a replacement ASAP.

        Decided to go for the OEM Exide battery from Tayna @ £66.96 inc. next day (Saturday) delivery, https://www.tayna.co.uk/motorcycle-batteries/exide/51913/

        My local BMW dealer wanted £143.10 (discounted) for the same battery & didn't have one in stock.

        I'll risk the Tayna 1 year warranty for less than 1/2 the price of a 2 year BMW warranty.
        « Last Edit: 2019-04-12 10:54:49 by David. »

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          Re: Changing battery.
          « Reply #33 on: 2019-04-12 12:46:56 »

          Decided to go for the OEM Exide battery from Tayna @ £66.96 inc. next day (Saturday) delivery, https://www.tayna.co.uk/motorcycle-batteries/exide/51913/

          That's a good price to say it also includes a Saturday delivery

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            Re: Changing battery.
            « Reply #34 on: 2019-04-12 15:25:12 »
            Tayna normally charge £7.97 for delivery, it's an extra £2.00 for a Saturday. If for some reason it doesn't arrive tomorrow (Saturday) and it turns up on Monday, they'll refund the £2.00.

            I could have got a BS battery for £62.16 with free P&P Mon. to Fri., but they wanted £21.05 for next day on a Saturday.

            MDS for the Yuasa battery could only offer Monday at the earliest.

            Had nothing to loose ordering the Exide (OEM) from Tayna.

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              Re: Changing battery.
              « Reply #35 on: 2019-04-13 11:55:55 »
              The battery has arrived, was guaranteed delivery before midday, happy days.

              Checked the voltage (Gel) at 12.95 = 100% charged ready to go, put it on charge whilst removing the old battery.

              https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180330/69717c52d146ebe0872f02b915dfaf78.jpg
              Changing battery.

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                Re: Changing battery.
                « Reply #36 on: 2019-04-13 14:00:10 »
                The old BMW OEM (Exide) battery was manufactured in week 34, 2013 and fitted to the bike in April 2014, it was already 8 months old, nice one BMW.

                The sticker on the battery recommended re-charging week 2, 2014 after 20 weeks or 5 months. Plus, had a place for the dealer to stamp the battery as having been re-charged prior to fitting too. There was no evidence of this.

                The new Exide battery has week 3, 2019 on it, therefore only 14 weeks old and came fully charged ready for use.
                « Last Edit: 2019-04-13 14:01:45 by David. »

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                  Re: Changing battery.
                  « Reply #37 on: 2019-04-13 14:36:56 »
                  The only time i ever bought a battery for my motorcycle it was a Shorai gel , light small but excellant value and very reliable would recommend them to anyone !!!!

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                      Re: Changing battery.
                      « Reply #39 on: 2019-11-17 23:57:18 »
                      Bought a new battery for my 1200RT from Motorworks. Outstanding service ! Ordered Friday afternoon, delivered Saturday morning and with really robust packaging so that the battery would not be damaged. I chose the Motobatt battery, which fitted perfectly and came fully charged.
                      So when is this “old enough to know better” supposed to kick in?