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post #1 of 4 Old Apr 1st, 2010, 4:51 pm Thread Starter
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ABS/Battery

I checked my battery today. All cells were dry.
Yet seems to start strong.
I added 375 ml of distilled water.
that is 62.5 ml per cell or 1/4 cup per cell.
Specific gravity reads at 75 percent.

I am going to let it trickle overnight and ride it tomorrow.
I bet 75 % is too low for the ABS lights.

I did find a Yuasa 19AH for $150
and an Exide 18AH for $108 (sealed)
Both standard Lead acid batteries.
The Exide is the same size. 75mm wide x 180mm long x 165mm high
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post #2 of 4 Old Apr 1st, 2010, 7:24 pm
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Re: ABS/Battery

I topped my flooded battery last week putting 30 ml in each cell. Do a search on battery on this site. A flooded battery like the ones we have are available for less than $100.

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Re: ABS/Battery

Whatever you do, don't ever let the plates become exposed to air. Even if you have to add rainwater, tap water, or scoop it from a mud puddle. Exposed plates & the resulting higher gravity etc kills batteries.
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Re: ABS/Battery

This bike is new to us so I am just going thru it, fixing all the neglected quirks.
I will have it dialed in and fine tuned

A quarter cup per cell is definatly excessive.
Previous owner said he never changed battery and he owned bike for four years.

i think I will just toss in a new battery and be done with it.
Then I will know what i have.

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