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Offline ShaunMac

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Battery type
« on: 02.03. 2013 11:17 »
Hi all,

I've not got a battery on mu Super Rocket and was wondering what the best type to go for was?
I like the look of the Lucas black battery cases. Would they fit?
What would be the best way?

Thanks,
Shaun *beer*
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #1 on: 02.03. 2013 11:43 »
Hi Shaun - Some members here have said good things about these http://amalcarb.co.uk/batteries.html

as yet another battery goes duff on my Rocket (12 volt), I have eliminated  the ignition and voltage regulator from being the cause, I've now charged the thing up thrice and left it unconnected to anything and down it goes - flat.
So I'm thinking of trying these ( Burlen ones), strangely two of six volt ones come out cheaper than a twelve volt one and I think might fit into the battery space although I haven't measured it yet.
If successful then it probably would be good for me as my Flash is six volts and then three of these would cover both bikes (or two if I wanted to fiddle around a bit)
All the best - Bill
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #2 on: 02.03. 2013 13:07 »
Thanks Bill. I presume the 5 amp/hours rating is sufficient for the A10?
My Haynes manual says 13, but I presume this will be for night riding etc?

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Shaun
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #3 on: 02.03. 2013 13:17 »
This site is usefull for electrical stuff.
http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/index.htm
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #4 on: 02.03. 2013 14:25 »
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I presume the 5 amp/hours rating is sufficient for the A10?

5 is perhaps a bit low if your using the bike regularly at night, although we should be aware that it's a six volt system after all.
a priceir solution would be the 12 volt battery they sell which can be configured to give 6 volts which would then be 10 amp (if Mr Tait my old science teacher was to be believed)
All the best - Bill
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #5 on: 02.03. 2013 20:04 »
Hi Shaun
For my use, all day time riding, I have gone for the empty period battery box and single sealed 4.5 amp battery, purchased via VMCC for total of £34.00.
There,s room for two sealed batteries inside the battery box, so 12v option possible or 9 amp 6v could be achieved via wiring together.
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #6 on: 02.03. 2013 20:06 »
Like this


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Re: Battery type
« Reply #7 on: 02.03. 2013 20:16 »
Scotty, Do you by any chance know the model number of those Cyclons? would they be 0859-0010
(just looking at local (Aussie) suppliers.) gav
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #8 on: 02.03. 2013 20:26 »
I have got one like this in (6v 13 amp lead-acid).
Love the look of it, and need the 13 amps because we need to drive with our headlights on during the day.
I regularly hook it up to a C-TEC charger too keep it in shape (the charger came with a handy lead set which you can leave on the battery permanently, and got a 2-pins connector covered with a rubber cap, so you don't have to take the saddle off when you want to charge it.
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #9 on: 02.03. 2013 21:43 »
Morris, I'm a firm believer of running with the lights on, as I work investigation crashes.
Where did you get that battery from?

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #10 on: 02.03. 2013 22:06 »
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #11 on: 02.03. 2013 22:09 »
Thanks. My bikes missing a battery strap so I'm going to make a new one. I presume these fit in with the standard dimensions?

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Re: Battery type
« Reply #12 on: 02.03. 2013 22:13 »

This one will fit like a glove;

http://www.degroot-bsa.nl/product_info.php/products_id/1800

(I know because I've got the battery and the strap from them)
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #13 on: 02.03. 2013 22:20 »
Great, thanks!
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Re: Battery type
« Reply #14 on: 02.03. 2013 22:37 »
You're welcome.
Just note that they can't send the acid with it.
You'll have to get it locally (H2So4 sulphuric acid)
Also don't be as stupid as I was and overfill it, because when the battery charges, the acid heats up and expands.....
Fill it just enough to have the lead plates just covered

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