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Offline metalflake11

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Re: Complete electrical failure - intermittent
« Reply #30 on: 30.09. 2016 23:06 »
Complained about the 'failed' Westco battery and was told to dispose of the old one and they'd send a new one out  *smile*  Hopefully, this one won't be the abject crap that the first one was, otherwise it'll be a proper rant on the phone.  I can't see any other problems with the electrics other than the battery not performing  Also, when I was doing my tests, I found a sharp tap on the battery brought it back to life again  *dunno2*

Any recommendations regarding batteries?  Always used to use Yuasa on the japanese bikes of the past but the A10 is a completely different beast.

Sounds like a loose connection in the battery itself, new one on me! Just goes to show, never too old to learn.

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Re: Complete electrical failure - intermittent
« Reply #31 on: 01.10. 2016 09:04 »
Almost definitely a loose connection in the battery - I did test it for continuity and that was intermittent too.

One possible contributing reason for failure was losing the metal battery strap on a run, so it was bouncing around under the seat for quite a few miles.  *eek*

I decided to use an old black leather belt as a strap as it allows a bit of movement and you don't risk cracking the battery casing.  It fits really well, going through the front and rear slots of the battery tray.  I've also bought a really thick rubber mat for it to sit on so hopefully no repeat.

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