R100GS battery replacment

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Steve in NZ, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    I know some of you on here give ya batteries quite a work out on the side of the road. What do you suggest as a replacement.

    Stopped north of Raglan today on the road to Waingaro and it no wanna start. Its got the old battery blues.

    Crash started as stopped o hill and headed for home

    hanks
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  2. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I have to say that I am amused by this, given the shit you've given Padmei & me of late

    Igormortis is running a Motobatt. They seem to have a good name. There's some tests somewhere that showed them to hold charge really well.

    Mine is currently a no name lead acid something, that has hung in there for a couple of years. I'll probably go Motobatt when that dies, just for the sealed AGM battery tip over capacity. :wink:
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  3. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    me give u shit, come on we are all here to help.

    now i did a search on Motbatt and the 3rd hit that came up in NZ was from kiwibiker. now I got all excited and thought to myself this is gunna be great Padmei or Boxa bit is gunna be the poster. How disappointed I was when it a Honda ST1300 owner whom bought a battery off Matt at Batterycell in Pet ONE. Gave Matt nothing but the thumbs up and only $105.

    So I also looked and found the NZ agent for importing these is Whites Wholesale in Hamilton. We do seem to be the center of the universe for motocycle accessories in NZ. . Whites - Nationwide and Dolds

    so i went to Whites and see RRP is $242. Well the last one lasted 7 yrs and was replaced on the side of the road when the previous one died on a Labour Day ride to Ohope, Geez what day is it today.

    now reading the herald online this morning and saw this article http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=10841567 and while reading it whose names sprung to mind of motorcycling equivilents

    thanks Steve

    PS - my middle name ant "Roadside Repairs":rofl
    PSS you spied Colebatchs latest ride. now this will be ood. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834987
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  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Here's the Motobatt abuse review for you.

    I must be a MG GTB kind of guy - cheap :lol3. Don't know that I fall into the midlife crisis bucket though.

    Thanks, hadn't seen Colebatch's latest (or actually I had, but thought it was a continuation of the last one). The airhead rider would be Prutser, on a modified R80ST. His bike is fairly special. He's been posting over in Airheads in ADVrider
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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Motobatts are pretty cheap actually - I don't think I paid ore than $150ish?

    I've got a small one (yeah yeah) & it starts great even when on cold mornings & is quite lite. The recommennded size ones are about twice the size but will prob last longer. The AGM is good technology.
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  6. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    I run a motobat in the race bike....total loss....good for a whole weekend and then some... :D
    got mine of TM via Cycletreads...$200 ish I think but its a big 'un.
    they can post them to as no acid sloshing about
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  7. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    Cole batch has put as a sticky so easy to find.

    do u have a link for the R80St as i see Hardwaregirl has mentioned it but I dont think i have come across him before. Live a sheltered life here in the Waikato. Koko will tell you sheltered by fog but it ant true
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  8. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Prutsers hasn't done a single thread on it - there are snippets all over the place

    In the ST registry, read from post 606 onwards. That'll give a flavour. There's some photos from the Colebatch trip as well

    I see you've been into his profile now, so no doubt have seen some of his postings
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  9. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i just got a big hella like the one that was already in there...
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  10. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    i just did a search in his Inmate profile. all the kiwis ben checking him out. he will be getting paranoid. :evil

    speaking of paranoid we got a guy called "paranoid" in Hamilton. yip thats his first name and I see a kid the other day and his first name s "Porn" lucky bastard NOT

    thanks for the links steve
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  11. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    Orcon must be down. the cheerful wee cherman chap rom Jaffaland has not arrived on the scene
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  12. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    rang a local shop who stocks the Motobatt battery. Had 2 in stock. Went for the big mother due to my light weight will hold the bike to the road better.

    $170 was the price. MBTX30U :clap

    now I just gotta go grab it.
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  13. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    I just replaced the battery in the 640 Adventure: LC4 Shorai Battery installation

    Didn't look at motobatt after I'd found these (the OEM Yuasa is AGM also). They are not the highest quality LiFePO4 out there but I was prepared to give them a go given that the local support, performance and price are all good.
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  14. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    I have a Motobatt battery in mt F650GS. Never had a problem. Any battery town outlet shoyuld have them or be able to get them in overnight..
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