Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Replacement Battery again for Beryl Beemer
Chris' little note about his hugely expensive failed BMW battery a couple of weeks ago after only two years use gives me a wry smile...(yaknow that look?.....sorta "wry").
I bought Beryl a new 20a/h battery at almost the same time as Chris but mine cost me something like $A70....mucho cheaper than "$400 odd"...
ok so with this extra cold weather us Sydney siders are now experiencing, (down to 4 deg C in the mornings when ready to go to "work") my el-cheapo sealed battery is giving me the "ESP" feeling that maybe I should go the Chris route and give it the flick...after all it is now almost 2 years old....and Beryl gets used at least every day from Monday - Saturday.
ok...so go the BMW way??? (Chris got a free replacement, as he should have done, but why only a 2 year life cycle), or go the mucho less expensive way???
...hmmmmmm let me think..ok ..thought..
Rang the battery supplier as last time...and heyyy,... the same Ritar 12v 20a/h sealed battery is now even cheaper at $50 each...that's gotta be good value..
Downside was that they had none in stock when I phoned, but the good side is that they got a couple of units from the Carlton/Kogarah depot sent over for pick up the next day...how good a service is that?
If you are interested, supplier is Alco Batteries...the depot I used is at 8 Robert Street Holroyd (just the other side of Parramatta), contact is "Chris", phone number 9637 1544.
I dont care if I gotta keep changing these units every "two" years...still lot better value than BMW IMHO.
19XX BSA 125cc "racing" Bantam
1950 Sunbeam 500cc S7 Combo
19XX Royal Enfield 500 J2 combo
19XX BSA 500cc single B33
1960 Triumph 650cc Tiger 110
1970 Honda 750cc four K1
1975 Triumph Trident 750 triple
1978 XS1100E 1100cc "The Tardis" (ret)
1999 K1200LT "Beryl Beemer"
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