Battery Alternative

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Yellow Pig, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. stickysidedown

    stickysidedown Been here awhile

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    Quick google finds a UK source

    http://shop.edoperformance.co.uk/braille-noweight-batteries-p-9361.html?osCsid=5756d464ffbdcee0c71fac8e05c85370

    however its £171:eek1

    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 £109

    http://shop.edoperformance.co.uk/braille-noweight-race-use-battery-66lb-p-9364.html
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  2. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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  3. silverdog

    silverdog Been here awhile

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    I bought a B106,:ear 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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  4. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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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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  5. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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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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  6. Joe

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    I just found a Canadian supplier.....$252.00 :eek1 + shipping
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  7. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    In my 990 Adventure, I've got a Yuasa YTZ-14S. I've looked all over Yuasa's material (:thumb CPModem), and I can't find any info on it. But Yuasa sure talks a lot about their YTX models.

    Are there any differences between the YTZ-14S and the YTX-14S?

    :scratch
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  8. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    nope. unless there is something related to these cables here:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mwJPpg1BZU_h2AGDPiVSbg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_peAio9mDcUM/SW7a3Y17LbI/AAAAAAAAEzw/nwuPTpUjacg/s400/P1040467.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Head2Wind/BrailleB106?feat=embedwebsite">BrailleB106</a></td></tr></table>

    Since I am connecting a cable with a SAE connector directly to the battery for maintenance/charging I am removing the cables that are attached to the front door then to the +/- posts. Just another failure point that is not needed IMO.
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  9. PowerCell

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    I think he might be referring to the rumor that under certain circumstances, the carb heaters will turn on with the ignition being off. I don't know if this is true or not...
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  10. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I see, I don't have these cables shown in the picture. Mine is 990 with EFI so no carb heaters neither.
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  11. Head2Wind

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  13. viatormundi

    viatormundi Citizen of the world

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    I guess this information about Braille B106 is not so important:

    Cranking Amps @ 32 F: 283

    Since the OEM Yuasa is giving max of 230 Amps, right?
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  14. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Yuasa YTZ14S is giving 230 Amps at 0F while Braille B106 gives 210 Amps at 0F but 283 Amps at 32F. Cheers.
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  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    The Braille B106 is the correct fit for an '06 950 Adventure?
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  16. cpmodem

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    Correct
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  17. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    O.K. I bit tho that one was sold, another was up for a few bucks more shipping for some reason. I like good batteries, yes. :ricky
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  18. camel990

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    If you have the "S" you can't beat the 2 Odyssey option (one under the seat). Awesome cranking on start, HID headlight power up no problems, air compressor runs twice as fast as with the standard setup. Zero battery worries ever again:clap
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  19. stickysidedown

    stickysidedown Been here awhile

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    Any details of how you linked the two batteries, I was contemplating a dual set up of Brailles for the S so good to see whats worked for someone else.

    Also anybody know if it would be possible/how to wire some sort of relay so both batteries were on to charge/when engines running but only one to discharge when engine is not running (so I cant toast my starting system in the gobi cos I left the heated grips on)
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  20. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Thanks for this! I just ordered one- had to push start my bike a couple of times last week while on vacation. :bluduh Good thing she's lite. :uhoh
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