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    Si600
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    Battery

    Just checked the VBatt status on the RSV. It reads 10.5 or thereabouts. Is this good, bad or indifferent?

    It's just sitting there at the moment, just the alarm and whatever else is on it to drain the battery. It's not on an Optimate, cos I haven't got one, nor power to the garage. I'll run a lead out there with a battery charger for a few hours before I want to start it, but should I be doing that more often?

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    killaprilla
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    hi there si

    i dont have an optimate - never had any probs - if i dont use the rsv regular ie ever 4-5 days then i put charger on for hour or 2 every week-but if your garage away from house might be worth charging and wiring a socket under back seat and plugging a solar panel in and fit the panel outside to cover the load of the alarm ?

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    LEGS
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    10.5 volts is not good for trying to start an RSV as you could end up damaging the sprag clutch with repated starting attempts. The dash voltage reading is not that accurate however. I would check the battery with multimeter.

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    i reckon legs and killa are both spot on si

    recharge the battery before you try and start the bike for a few hours ,and run the bike if you can at least once a fortnight for at least 15 mins to warm the bike through dry everything out and keep it all in tip top shape!!

    if you are strugglin a bit then change the battery for a different type of battery that will last longer without having to charge...the YTX12 and YTX14 are good but there is better ..... now i think the part number is YTX12sbs...but if you give mew a call mate i'll let you know for defo!!

    these batteries ahve a massive crankin power .....safer for sprag clutches and better crankin efficency ....ive tested these on my bike and a few other guys from the forum have done too hstephen5 has and i know hes lovin the results too!!!

    gimme a bell mate and i'll let you know for deffo!!

    cheer
    griffer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fusebox View Post
    i reckon legs and killa are both spot on si

    recharge the battery before you try and start the bike for a few hours ,and run the bike if you can at least once a fortnight for at least 15 mins to warm the bike through dry everything out and keep it all in tip top shape!!

    if you are strugglin a bit then change the battery for a different type of battery that will last longer without having to charge...the YTX12 and YTX14 are good but there is better ..... now i think the part number is YTX12sbs...but if you give mew a call mate i'll let you know for defo!!

    these batteries ahve a massive crankin power .....safer for sprag clutches and better crankin efficency ....ive tested these on my bike and a few other guys from the forum have done too hstephen5 has and i know hes lovin the results too!!!

    gimme a bell mate and i'll let you know for deffo!!

    cheer
    griffer!!

    ...I'm sure if you find a top battery and can supply them, you'll be inundated with orders and monies! Anyone tried to find a CBR1000 sidestand recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satan View Post
    ...I'm sure if you find a top battery and can supply them, you'll be inundated with orders and monies! Anyone tried to find a CBR1000 sidestand recently?

    mate this battery is a revelation i promise!!!



    il tell you a little story shall i......

    the guy who taught me when i was an apprentice came to see me with his edwards replica ( withan alarm) so i could fettle it...i was shitting myself i swear!!

    his bike was being a bit of a basterdos to start and he was losin faith a little bit with the maintanence.....

    i put this battery on his bike and told him to test it for me that is dont put it on an optimate see how it goes!.......spoke to him a few times after that just about stuff and more stuff then he rang me about 2 months later and said "fook me the bike started without the optimate connected and the alarm armed" he was convinced!!
    i run one on my bike and never had an issue with startin mine...but i do ride mine quite often...

    im not sayin these are the miracle cure for all electrical ills on these bikes as ive only run one of these batteries for nearly two years.......without issues!!

    but its damn close to gettin there!!!!

    yes they fit in the battery holder...in fact they are smaller...they dont cost any more than the ytx14 and i have got em stock mate!!!

    hope this helps??

    Griffer

    vinne from cornwall is the man for stands dude!!! drop him a PM he finds the blade stands out and help folks with em!! top bloke as well!!!
    Last edited by fusebox; January 24th, 2010 at 12:03 PM.

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    killaprilla
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    never heard of the ( sbs ) battery griff

    we supply pretty much all motorcycle batteries through work , but mostly battery wise its commercial vehicle

    have to have a look at them there sbs's - might have to get one as a test sample

    wes

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    fusebox
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    ill repost tomorrow and confirm the code mate.....


    i swear by em dude....ask hstephen5 he's got one ive run one on my bike too and im sure their are a couple of other lads running em!!

    im pretty sure its ytx14sbs....... works the bomb though mate!!

    free samples...hehe.....nice one!!! hehe!!

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    yeah work for an auto electrical company griff so manage to get hold of ( the test samples ) now and then along with all my electrical accessory needs

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    nice man!! its alwayds good to get some samples every now and again aint it !! hehe!!

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    ...funny thing...

    Google ytx14sbs and you only get 1 thing in italian and the other is a thread about ditching the ytx14sbs because they aren't very good.lol

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    yeah , need anything electrical let me know can get pretty much anything electrical / automotive at trade price

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    ill recheck tomorrow dude and let you know!!

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    no mate thats the standard ytx14....

    ill confirm the battery on my bike tomorrow for ya geez!!

    strange but ive never seen a bosch battery...ive only ever used varta!!

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    Guys, the battery model codes for uprated batteries are either YTX14-BS or YTZ14S-BS. Personally i would go for the YTZ14S-BS due to it's higher cold cranking amp capability

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    You da man...

    Ordering my new battery now...clickty click.

    :-)

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    Yep, I also have a Varta funstart YTZ14 S-BS, and it is the best battery I have ever tried and as Legs said it has a very good cold cranking rating so it's just the biz on the RSV, cost me 45 plus 5 shipping, Bargain

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