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  1. Africa Twin
    I'm not sure how much difference a higher CCA makes to starting an AT, I've rinsed two Motobatts's in two years but then I've been refurbing and swapping out old for new parts and connectors along the way so I might have re-fried my second Motobatt by running it for a couple of months with a...
  2. Africa Twin
    Eh, Saturday evening treat, with an intermittent click, and a desultory quarter turn on the starter motor :rolleyes: I pulled the Motobatt, which was showing a healthy 12v and change, and put it on the Optimate, about an hour to a full charge and the same thing... I'm sort of hoping the relay...
  3. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    If you want something a little different that gets attention everywhere it goes read on. I built this bike 4 years ago, it started life as a 1989 RD03 Africa Twin. The frame was shot blasted and stove enamelled white. The original engine was dead so I replaced with a more modern low mileage...
  4. Transalp
    I've been promoting my Motobatt AGM battery part No MBTX9U its been brilliant no problems but last week it dropped dead just short of five years so i'me a bit disapointed am I expecting too much? So I'me considering going back to a ordinary lead acid type, can anyone recommend a specific...
  5. Africa Twin
    Just sounding out opinions, really... Out this morning, engine cut out and wouldn't fire up again. Good charge in the battery, plenty of fuel (half a tank, give or take) but the last few weeks my tacho has been taking 2 or 3 minutes to start working. I took off the side panels and seat...
  6. Africa Twin
    ...Just off the top of me head, I'd surprise meself if I went thru the receipts and saw the rest I guess ;) Front wheel (OEM used) Speedo shims x2 (OEM new) Speedo drive gear (OEM new) Speedo cable (pattern new) Inner tube (pattern new) Valve sealing cap x2 (OEM new) Caliper seals...
  7. Africa Twin
    Running it with the fecked OEM RR, now it'll charge on Optimate for a half hour, then red lights. Managed to get it up to 12v, next day down to under 11, yesterday down to 9 ish. Lasted no more than 15 mins when put back on the AT. Oh well, I'll most probably buy another one as it's been so...
  8. Africa Twin
    So far, so good - everything on my bike is stock apart from the battery (Motobatt) and chain. A LOT! of new Honda bits from Ling's, and very little else; one or two things that you'd have to look closely to spot ;) I guess, I can't keep this up, I'm going to have to go with modern parts and...
  9. XR
    hi guys i have been having problems with my bike for a few months now with the battery dying, i have been told by a local mechanic my battery is shot so i ordered one yesterday and it came this morning and i fitted it and went out for a ride erlier and was out for about a hour coming home my...
  10. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda XR 125L from 2005, with spare wheels and lots of extras (heated grips, barkbusters, ciggie socket, battery monitor). Bought this thinking my son would ride it but he lost interest so it has sat in the garage, only coming out for my daughter to ride it round the car park on a Sunday. Now...
  11. Africa Twin
    Just put one of these bad boys in the RD04. I've never heard an Africa twin spin so fast on the button! *Impressed face* :)
  12. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    *NOW SOLD* Transalp 600 with *full* adventure kit. My wife was right, three Hondas is too many and it's sad to say it but my faithful Transalp is never getting ridden. I thought I'd post here to see if it can go to a good home as a job lot. I have put together a special XRV package with...
  13. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Please note - loads (and I mean loads) more photos at this page: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin RD04 - forsale.rodentia.org.uk 1991 XRV 750(M) RD04 (Is that all the numbers? I think so!) Imported from Italy a few years ago - all legal, headlight swapped to one that dips the right way, age...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Bit boring, I know, but - quick mini-review: it's been just over a year since I fitted one of those yellow MotoBatt sealed AGM batteries to my RD04. So far I have to say I've been very impressed. It was nearly twice the price of a bog standard battery, but not as much as a gel one (at...
  15. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Left the ignition on for about three days completely flattening my two month old Motobatt battery. Couldn't recover it so called the seller, Wemoto, just to ask for any advice as it was all my fault. They offered a few useful tips and without prompting a half-price replacement if needed...
  16. Mechanical Advice
    Dead battery on my my KLE this morning. Looking at Motobatt, Yuasa and Kyoto. Kyoto is cheap. Any views? Anyone had any problems with them? Had Yuasa in the past and Motobatt is expensive, but has cracking Amps. Cheers John
  17. Transalp
    I've had issues with the cheap and nasty battery someone fitted to my TA. It's been struggling with cold starts yet the charging system checks out fine. It's a dead battery in spite of it looking almost brand new. Reading various threads here, it seems people opt for the YT12A-BS or...
  18. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Having done a deal late this afternoon with the devil (aka Benham BMW) I have to put my beloved Alice up for sale. I promised my ever suffering wife that if another bike came both the Vara and Alice would go so here she is...unless I sell her there is a hole waiting for me under the patio :(...
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