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motabatt battery
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:52:27 PM »
Hi guys

I decided to change original battery for a Motabatt version because I think it was getting sluggish starting, it certainly turns over quicker on starter :017:

Being a bit bored I checked voltage of both batteries and original was 12.7V and new one is 13.6V when fully charged on my Optimate.Bit of a difference eh :084:

Sorry in advance for boring you with this post  :492:
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 04:04:21 PM »
I agree with you. I've put a Motobatt on my old BMW F650 Funduro and it was such a huge improvement.
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 04:38:58 PM »
You will probably find the new battery will settle down to 12.7v after an hour or two, so leave it and test again. 12.7 is the fully charged voltage anything above is temporary.

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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 06:26:52 PM »
You right Gasman, it now 12.8V which is .1V more than old battery :001:
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 07:00:00 PM »
The old battery sounds fine at 12.7v, how old is it?
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »
Almost 5 years, but I suspect it was getting sluggish
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 07:42:11 PM »
Be careful with these Motobatts mine only lasted 13months.  Thought it had a two year guarantee so I contacted the seller but got no joy turned out it was only 12 months.  I even contacted the manufacturers (think in the states) who sympathised but said in the usa it is a 2 year guarantee but in Europe it's only 12 months!! Paid over 50 quid for it as well. Wouldn't have another.
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Re: motabatt battery
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 08:08:52 PM »
OEM battery on my ST1050 was still good at 6 years old when I traded it in. Quite a small battery for a 1050 a YTX12 compare to the YTX16 on our T800's.

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/faqs.php?action=1&id=30
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