What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:56 pm

smallfrowne wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:58 pm
Is that a voltmeter on the dash though?
It's a Koso so yes, I can choose between volts, fuel, time and water temperature. It's probably the best thing about the bike, I'm amazed it hasn't steamed up yet.

Update: still charging :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:48 pm

Taken the battery off Bridget and put that on the charger, still need to pick up a new sparkplug which i will do tomorrow and get some fresh fuel in her then she won't be far from ready to start riding :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by boboneleg » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:11 pm

Loaded it, ready to hit the Dragon Rally this weekend, apparently the weather is going to be tropical :cheers:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by geofferz » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:28 pm

New pads - sooo much better then the stock ones.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:10 pm

boboneleg wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Loaded it, ready to hit the Dragon Rally this weekend, apparently the weather is going to be tropical :cheers:

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not around here it isnt its going to be lashing down and hurricanes :(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:46 pm

boboneleg wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Loaded it, ready to hit the Dragon Rally this weekend, apparently the weather is going to be tropical :cheers:

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Crikey that brings back memories . I did the Dragon Rally in about 1982 . Absolutely freezing .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:20 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Taken the battery off Bridget and put that on the charger, still need to pick up a new sparkplug which i will do tomorrow and get some fresh fuel in her then she won't be far from ready to start riding :thumb:
My battery is dead as a dodo....charger been on all day and not reading anything, might be a trip to halfords to get it replaced under warranty of the battery
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:24 pm

YUASA :)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:20 pm
dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Taken the battery off Bridget and put that on the charger, still need to pick up a new sparkplug which i will do tomorrow and get some fresh fuel in her then she won't be far from ready to start riding :thumb:
My battery is dead as a dodo....charger been on all day and not reading anything, might be a trip to halfords to get it replaced under warranty of the battery
That sucks, how old is the battery, does your charger have a decalcification option, that's the setting i initially used on Xena's battery as it was so low under 6v and seems to have fixed it :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:20 pm
dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Taken the battery off Bridget and put that on the charger, still need to pick up a new sparkplug which i will do tomorrow and get some fresh fuel in her then she won't be far from ready to start riding :thumb:
My battery is dead as a dodo....charger been on all day and not reading anything, might be a trip to halfords to get it replaced under warranty of the battery
That sucks, how old is the battery, does your charger have a decalcification option, that's the setting i initially used on Xena's battery as it was so low under 6v and seems to have fixed it :thumb:
No it's got no buttons at all, and I got the battery in October
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:32 pm

well that didnt last so long throw it back at them :?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:34 pm

skyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:32 pm
well that didnt last so long throw it back at them :?
No but its under warranty still so I should get a replacement easily
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:36 pm

@Richzx6r have you got a multimeter or a volt meter to take a reading of the voltage, some chargers won't charge if the voltage is too low to be recognised, it might be possible to put some charge in with jump leads from a car battery, might be worth a go if you can :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:23 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:36 pm
@Richzx6r have you got a multimeter or a volt meter to take a reading of the voltage, some chargers won't charge if the voltage is too low to be recognised, it might be possible to put some charge in with jump leads from a car battery, might be worth a go if you can :thumb:
If the voltage drops below 12v some chargers won’t recognise the battery and activate. The trick is to prime the battery at very low amps until it’s voltage gets back to 12.5v, then slap your usual charger on. The priming charge needs to be 500Ma or less. I use a 400Ma gel cell charger for a couple of hours. Nearly always resurrects dead batteries.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:27 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:23 pm
dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:36 pm
@Richzx6r have you got a multimeter or a volt meter to take a reading of the voltage, some chargers won't charge if the voltage is too low to be recognised, it might be possible to put some charge in with jump leads from a car battery, might be worth a go if you can :thumb:
If the voltage drops below 12v some chargers won’t recognise the battery and activate. The trick is to prime the battery at very low amps until it’s voltage gets back to 12.5v, then slap your usual charger on. The priming charge needs to be 500Ma or less. I use a 400Ma bell cell charger for a couple of hours. Nearly always resurrects dead batteries.
All I have is an optimate so not really a charger per say but yeah when I have the money maybe an idea to get myself a set of leads and a proper charger
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