She's dead, Jim

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dadson, May 2, 2012.

  1. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    And you are not the only one.:wink:
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  2. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    You can get copper solder pipe fittings, for 3/8ths copper, hammer flat, bend, drill as needed. I always coat in solder, but these batteries never leak, so not that important.

    Rod
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  3. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    Never make-up any electrical connection dry when working on motorcycles or marine.

    Even WD40 is better than nothing. I use DeOxit or the red spray on vented batteries.
    Dang! can't remember the brand name of the red stuff.
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  4. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Well, I bought a walmart battery for my pickup and I am not happy with it. very weak.
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  5. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    The guy i bought my K75s from had let it set for 18 months with Stabil in a full tank but uncharged.

    The 4 yo Odssey AGM started the bike on the second cranking attempt.
    Cranking was not snappy but kind of sluggish but it did start/run.
    The battery is 8 years old and will be replaced soon but it still acts healthy. Sold me on'em.
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  6. Dadson

    Dadson Been here awhile

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    UPDATE

    My thanks to everyone for their advice and help.

    I ended up ordering the Odyssey PC680-P from Amazon.com. I have Amazon Prime so I saved on shipping. I was prepared to make my own terminal connectors, but lo and behold when I opened the box there was a package of terminal connectors and nuts & bolts included with the battery. :clap

    There's few things that bring a smile to me than hitting the starter button and hearing that engine start up.

    Take care everyone.
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :clap

    Jim :brow
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  8. mcstark

    mcstark KaTooM convert

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    Amen brother! :freaky
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  9. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Well, Dadson, I've got to give you the downside of my Odyssey battery experience. I installed one on a mildly modified Harley-Davidson dresser and it only last nine years. What a piece of junk.:D

    Mike
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  10. MotorradMike

    MotorradMike MIL-TFD-41

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    Yes but, the battery is still good right?
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  11. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    And here I was thinking I might be the last smart ass:D. Darn fine come back, Mike! LOL!

    Actually, I sold he Harley a few years ago when I switched over to BMW. I sold to a guy who has babied the machine and it's still a fine bike with over 130,000 on the clock. I had written the date of the battery install on the top of the Odyssey's case and he changed it because he was afraid it would croak. It's still alive as his bench battery.

    Keep zingin', Michael!

    Mike
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  12. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    Nice avatar!
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  13. bigjohn66

    bigjohn66 Been here awhile

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  14. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    And you're going to replace the battery? Why? I would clean connections, give the battery a good charge and use it for another 8 years.
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  15. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    +1. Just do it and don't ask questions unless you can't figure out how to install :lol3
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