CT/RI Small Bike Crash-o-Rama rides!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by alcontrast, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    this bike has a 5ah, that's what it had from new, looking at AGM alternatives
  2. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    Any feedback on Lithium batteries? I know they are usually 1/2 the size or twice the power, but how is durability on a dirt bike? Any particular brand?


    Been slowly picking away at the bike, bled rear brake, greased up the slider pin (was stuck) replaced missing exhaust header bolt... this bike will be like new when I finally get to ride it to Pachaug, just can't leave things alone, I think its called OCD?
  3. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    You can borrow my bike too even drop it if you want to put that much work making it like new again too.lol
  4. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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  5. RhodeHazard

    RhodeHazard ex halligan hooligan

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    I have not had luck with any Lithium battery holding a good charge in the cold.
  6. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have a Shorai in the Husaberg and it has started up first or second push every time.. down into the low 30's... sat for the last 3 weeks in my garage and fired up this morning first push.. didnt even pull out the cold start button.
  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    That has been the discussion on the DR650 thread lately. People say you have to turn on your headlite for 2 minutes to "warm" up the battery.
  8. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Lithium does hold a charge a lot better than lead acid though. I haven't used mine enough to really give a decent review though. It hasn't caught on fire though, I can say that much.
  9. Drewha

    Drewha Thunderbirds Are Go

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    Do you guys use battery tenders? Everytime the bikes come into the garage, the tender goes on , reguardless of time of year. Never have had a battery issue. Just my 2cents.
  10. lester3

    lester3 Been here awhile

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    i have a Battery Tender JR. it works great. plug it in .. when the light turns green .it is charged. its that easy
  11. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have three bikes and four battery tenders.. including an expensive high speed one for the Shorai.. I can tell you with 100% certainty that not one is plugged in as I type this :rofl I need to work on that.
  12. Drewha

    Drewha Thunderbirds Are Go

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    :rofl
  13. Turtledub

    Turtledub Been here awhile

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    I've got two from Harbor Freight for about $9. The one in the garage put the voltage up to 14.7 with out turning off so I just charge each bike once a week (if I don't ride it) for 3 or 4 hours. Seems to be all they need.
  14. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    Attention to detail?

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  15. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Lithiums just set the Dreamliner on fire

    Where's Minnesota Upper Yuasa

    I also sprung for a Yuasa Battery Keeper as a cheapy Walmart Schlumber cooked
    2 of my batteries
  16. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    I rarely have issues with batteries, this one however is not my bike... so I ordered an AGM, cheap and should get the job done

    still need to get carb sorted out, it leaks gas, even on the bench when I hook it up to remote tank, opened it 3 times now but float, needle and seat appear to be fine.... one suspect is the rubber o-ring on the needle set is to blame, looks dried up, can't find anything else,...

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  17. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    I call bullshit!! Your hands are too clean to have been working on a bike!

    : )

    I have no idea what the inside of your float bowl looks like but I had this problem on my 72 cb350 that took me a while to find. The brass tube is the overflow drain tube; just below the domed top there is a small hole for fuel to drain out if the level gets too high.. The long crack in the side of the tube is not supposed to be there but with my not so great eyesight I couldn't even see the crack; that tube is thinner than it looks in the photo. Fuel would constantly drip out the drain tube until the bowl was almost empty..

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  18. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    got one word for you GLOVES!
  19. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    My carb leaks gas into the engine, especially when I twist the throttle. Still trying to figure out why.
  20. cheesebot

    cheesebot I cheesebot

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    I have these damn cracks on almost every CB350 float bowl overflow tube I have (six at last count)