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Offline guzzisteve

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2016, 08:49:06 PM »
Yuasa's site now says not to use the batt Guzzi gives you in your bike. They say to use a factory filled & sealed batt.
Wonder if they got sued?
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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2016, 08:56:20 PM »
There ya go

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2016, 07:17:50 AM »
OK, just like the later models. You are lucky.  Many, many of the Yuasa batteries leak.  We've found several new bikes at our dealer with the problem.

I was lucky too. My original Yuasa didn't leak but when it died, I opted for the Motobatt due to the leakages I had seen or heard about.  Also, Yuasa advises not to lean them over whereas Motobatt says it's okay.

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I'll keep an eye on it (you have to take the seats off to see it) but I have a suspicion that I'm probably easier on my bike than most people.

My original mirrors lasted over 20,000 miles; most broke in far less than that.

My original rear suspension went 23,000 miles; most were sacked out by 15,000.

My tappets went 40,000 miles before I replaced them; that's more than most.

My original plug caps weren't replaced until 40,000 miles; most were gone in less than that.

I get 6500 miles out of a rear PR4 and 13,000 miles out of a front; most people don't get that many.

So I guess I'm not too surprised that my battery is holding up better ... ?

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2016, 02:33:54 PM »
I have been running the AG 16 cell for three years now. Starts in the upper 20 degree F range with two hits at most. Never worry about it during warmer months. Bike is a 2012 NTX. Installed after two leaking lead acid units. When the temps get below 25F here in Nebraska its time to pull the battery for the winter. I leave it in the basement until spring and then reinstall for the new riding season. Bought the special charger and have never used it. :thumb:

Good to know. Thanks for posting.  :thumb:
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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 07:04:21 AM »
My MotoBatt MBTX16U, nearing 3 years old,  seems to be showing signs of weakness so I am replacing it with another Motobatt.

I don't wanna get caught this winter on a cold morning and need a jump-start.

Bought off amazon for $85 free shipping.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2016, 08:20:58 AM »
My MotoBatt MBTX16U, nearing 3 years old,  seems to be showing signs of weakness so I am replacing it with another Motobatt.

I don't wanna get caught this winter on a cold morning and need a jump-start.

Bought off amazon for $85 free shipping.

It's cheap but 3 years is a very short life.
My original in the Stelvio from 2009 is still going strong.
In my Volvo car the original from 2002 is still  in  without signs of weakness. After 377000km.
 
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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2016, 08:58:42 AM »
It's cheap but 3 years is a very short life.
My original in the Stelvio from 2009 is still going strong.
In my Volvo car the original from 2002 is still  in  without signs of weakness. After 377000km.
 

My original 2009 Stelvio battery is still going strong. And no, my 2009 battery does NOT lean way over like the later models. It only has a slight angle to it.
My 2004 EV lasted until just last year. I replaced it with an Odyssey, that oddly suddenly died in less than a year.
I had put an Odyssey in my 1994 California in 2010. I sold it in 2014 and the buyer is still running that battery after 16 years.
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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2016, 10:01:15 AM »
The battery has not konked out but it doesn't seem to be as strong.

I've gotten as long as 7 years (out of an Odyssey) and as short as 2 years from other batteries (in different bikes).   

I think the warranty is 2 years on the Motobatt.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2016, 10:32:11 AM »
Leaf, it might not be a battery problem.  I'd have it load tested.  There are other factors that come into play with the starting circuit.  You and I have talked about some.  The 'status interruptus' kit from MPH would be my first step if the battery tests OK.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2016, 01:12:44 PM »
If you ride in cooler weather, I wouldn't recommend Shorai battery for an ECM that controls the starter.  I bought one two years ago and it won't crank below 60 without numerous attempts to crank.  No way to really warm the battery as the lights don't come on until the engine is running.

If its below 50, I have to plug in my 2amp charger to the battery so the comupter see's 13 volts and then it cranks fine.  The battery is very light, but won't show 12+ volts for the computer, so the computer won't let it crank, at least on my Breva 1100.

I think the battery is fine, it is just a characteristic of the battery.   It is very light, and will spin the motor faster than the OEM battery, but be aware that your ECM may not allow it crank due the low voltage when cold.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2016, 07:11:39 AM »
In my situation, I have started getting an occasional "Low Voltage" message even after the bike has been recently topped off with a trickle charger. 

The solenoid engages smartly and even with the supposedly low voltage the motor spins pretty well.


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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2016, 10:20:32 AM »
The battery has not konked out but it doesn't seem to be as strong.

I've gotten as long as 7 years (out of an Odyssey) and as short as 2 years from other batteries (in different bikes).   

I think the warranty is 2 years on the Motobatt.

LOAD TEST!   You can eliminate all the "seems to be" and the "not quite as" and "I can't quite figure it out" by clipping two leads onto the battery, and throw ONE switch and watch the meter.   

All doubts resolved.  Concentrate then on what needs fixing or replacing, no more "by guess and by God".  The best return on $90 I've ever gotten.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2016, 05:28:31 PM »
Should have already said this - yes- load tested.  Slightly weak.

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Re: Stelvio Battery Placement
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2016, 06:32:52 PM »
Should have already said this - yes- load tested.  Slightly weak.

Oh.  VioLENCE on television.

Never Mind!

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