Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    :thumb I can only take so much talk about batteries, oil and tires :snore :snore
  2. Anonawesome

    Anonawesome Scenic Rider

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    The Wal-Mart battery in my DR might be 10 years old considering its performance. Then again, I don't even need it to be charged. Never mind the fact that I don't have an intimate enough relationship with it to be able to start it under 35 degrees.

    Oh and I just want to point out that he called you a slut.:wink:
  3. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Hoots! I was at the van wert vs wapakanetta game last night. Did you officiate?
  4. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    That's why we have guns and bicycles. :lol3
  5. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    I'm running 10w40 synthetic.
    I can't recall any way I'd get a battery under my seat, with my ABS model.
  6. Hoot Gibson

    Hoot Gibson Banned

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    Nope took the night off....but working Lima Bath at Delphos SJ tonight, and end my regular season with Shawnee at Wapak next Friday...then take a month off before the College and HS Varsity Baseball season begins{if the freaking snow melts and fields dry out}:huh

    I was the play-by-play voice of the Cougars from 1983 until the mid 1990s/on Cable TV ... Was surprised they got beat by Wapak, but it's been and up and down season for them.
  7. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    If I could only harvest the pent up winter energy from these 2, I probably wouldn't need an internal combustion engine much less a battery to power it up.
  8. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Yeah the game started out to be a yawner, thought van werr was going to run away with it. Got fucked by the officials :lol3 (not really)
  9. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    Now that is a great pic!
  10. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I used to replace mine every year if they were the water/acid type. The sealed batts would last a couple and the AGM longer. The tender has worked great for me. I haven't replaced a single battery since Ive put them on them.
  11. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I've run Scorpion batteries in all the small bikes I've had and they all outlasted my ownership of the bikes. They're good priced, at least on the internet.

    YMMV.
  12. McTacticool

    McTacticool Importer/Exporter

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    Now
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  13. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    Sept 2012 I had to replace my OEM on the C14, I stumbled on these folks, found the battery I wanted, and called them for the order to make sure it was instock...
    ended up with a Scorpion, and it is still fine, excellent price...

    best part was it was on my porch 48 hours after I hung up the phone, free shipping.....

    http://www.batterymart.com/p-ytx14-...ategory_Code=kawasaki-zg1400-concours-battery

    just an option, and my customer feedback on thier service...:clap:clap:1drink:freaky
  14. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    Salt is great. The lower control arm let go on my car last night from rust. Pretty sad when a ball joint can outlast the control arm its attached to.
  15. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Saw a Chevy Blazer today in Springfield with the front tire laying on it's side under the car with just the tie rod still connected. Yep, salt sucks. :evil
  16. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    I feel like a real dick now. Every time i see a car like that i'm like how long did that moran drive with the ball joint knocking and popping before it let go? Every tire rotation i shake it down to see if anything needs attention. Everything was fine, right up till it wasn't. Brings new meaning to "Drive it till the wheels fall off"
  17. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    Nah, a real dick wouldn't make such an admission, and definitely not publicly. At worst, you're probably just a mild to middling a**hole. :thumb

    FWIW, I've been using Odyssey AGM batteries in my Concours for the last eight years; got five years of year-round use from the first one, second one was still going strong when I sold the bike. The 990 came with an AGM unit stock. She started up quickly afternoon with temps this afternoon in lower 20's, and she's been sitting covered for the last two weeks.
  18. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Shit, I read it twice to make sure I wasn't on it. :lol3
  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I said "others", too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Short video of my new toy...

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