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Officer Dangleberry 3rd August 2018 08:32 PM

Motorcycle Battery
 
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I am looking for a battery for a 1998 ST1100 Police model

Currently has a BTX14 12V 12AH which won't even take a charge. Tried a smalll charge with a digital charger but no luck.

Looking for one preferably in the Dublin area or quick online delivery

Chippy01 3rd August 2018 08:39 PM

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I got a battery similar to that a couple of weeks ago in Powers of Gorey. You might want to give them a bell before making the trip in case they have sold out.

faz1 3rd August 2018 08:46 PM

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[url]http://batteryworld.ie/vehicle/8879-st1100-abs-tcs-1100a[/url]

faz1 3rd August 2018 08:47 PM

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[quote=faz1;3548233][url]http://batteryworld.ie/vehicle/8879-st1100-abs-tcs-1100a[/url][/quote]

9am to 1pm saturday

proto 3rd August 2018 08:53 PM

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Halfords usually have them too. Handy on a Sunday if you get stuck.

Officer Dangleberry 3rd August 2018 09:10 PM

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Just seen this......€55.97

[url]http://cpcireland.farnell.com/leoch/ltx14-bs/battery-motorcycle-ytx14-bs/dp/BT04486[/url]

Confusion 3rd August 2018 10:45 PM

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[quote=Officer Dangleberry;3548228]I am looking for a battery for a 1998 ST1100 Police model

Currently has a BTX14 12V 12AH which won't even take a charge. Tried a smalll charge with a digital charger but no luck. [/quote]

Why is it flat? Was the bike left standing for a long time?

Some 'smart' chargers are not very good at charging completely
flat batteries. If the battery voltage is well below 12V, the charger
may not be able to determine whether it is a 6V or 12V battery.
Try an old-style charger before you give up on it.

Assuming the battery is knackered and your alternator is ok,
you are looking for a YTX14-BS or equivalent.

BTW, "BS" (bottle supplied) in a battery part number means the
electrolyte will be supplied in a separate container. Recent changes
to UK law makes it illegal to sell acid packs, so all new lead-acid batteries in
the UK are supplied pre-filled and charged. This should have eff' all to do with
us because we are not in the UK. However, I was in Halfords last week and I
noticed that all the batteries have been filled and charged. IMO, this is bad
news for us, because the clock starts ticking on battery life as soon as
a new battery is activated.

[quote]Looking for one preferably in the Dublin area or quick online delivery[/quote]

The YTX-14 is a popular size. My ZZR uses the same battery. Cotters, Battery World,
Halfords or any decent bike shop should have one. They are quite heavy, so watch out
for shipping charges if you buy online.

faz1 4th August 2018 12:53 AM

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[quote=Officer Dangleberry;3548241]Just seen this......55.97

[url]http://cpcireland.farnell.com/leoch/ltx14-bs/battery-motorcycle-ytx14-bs/dp/BT04486[/url][/quote]

what are ye askin for then....?

gcos 4th August 2018 09:26 AM

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Europower Battery Centre, Address: 31 Tolka Valley Business Park, Ballyboggan Rd, Dublin 11. 66.00.
Dealt with them many tims - good setup. Ask for Dennis - he's on two wheels as well. Open at 10 am today.

Officer Dangleberry 4th August 2018 09:40 AM

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[quote=Confusion;3548255]Why is it flat? Was the bike left standing for a long time?

Some 'smart' chargers are not very good at charging completely
flat batteries. If the battery voltage is well below 12V, the charger
may not be able to determine whether it is a 6V or 12V battery.
Try an old-style charger before you give up on it.

Assuming the battery is knackered and your alternator is ok,
you are looking for a YTX14-BS or equivalent.

BTW, "BS" (bottle supplied) in a battery part number means the
electrolyte will be supplied in a separate container. Recent changes
to UK law makes it illegal to sell acid packs, so all new lead-acid batteries in
the UK are supplied pre-filled and charged. This should have eff' all to do with
us because we are not in the UK. However, I was in Halfords last week and I
noticed that all the batteries have been filled and charged. IMO, this is bad
news for us, because the clock starts ticking on battery life as soon as
a new battery is activated.



The YTX-14 is a popular size. My ZZR uses the same battery. Cotters, Battery World,
Halfords or any decent bike shop should have one. They are quite heavy, so watch out
for shipping charges if you buy online.[/quote]

I was away for a few months with work and she was never started. My charger will charge all types at different and amps so yeah she is just to dead for the charger to determine what it is.

I've no standard charger either!

Did see one for 55 on CPC website but I've never heard of them so I'd rather by local for the ease and in case it needs to be returned.

The battery does say BS but It looks completely sealed?

Gixxer 4th August 2018 10:44 AM

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[quote=Officer Dangleberry;3548274]Did see one for 55 on CPC website but I've never heard of them so I'd rather by local for the ease and in case it needs to be returned.
[/quote]

CPC/Farnell are one of the biggest electronics companies in the world. I don't think they're going to rip you off :lbhbh:
And it looks like it has the removable tape over the ports.

Officer Dangleberry 11th August 2018 08:50 PM

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[quote=Gixxer;3548276]CPC/Farnell are one of the biggest electronics companies in the world. I don't think they're going to rip you off :lbhbh:
And it looks like it has the removable tape over the ports.[/quote]

I'm only going off the 80's vibe off the website :bag:

I've ordered one anyway, wanted to stay local but money saved is money saved really.

However for the craic and curiosity I bought a cheap standard charger, charged the old battery for a few hours, read 10.9V and 3 hours later read 8.0V

I'll leave it for a few days and see if she gets 12.6 or over and see if she holds then is the digital one to Balance it out ....if it can

Confusion 11th August 2018 10:58 PM

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[quote=Officer Dangleberry;3548862]
I've ordered one anyway, wanted to stay local but money saved is money saved really.
[/quote]

I'd be interested to know if they send you the battery with a separate
acid pack.

See here:
[url]https://www.yuasa.co.uk/2018/08/important-uk-announcement-new-regulations-will-change-the-way-motorcycle-batteries-can-be-sold/[/url]


[quote]However for the craic and curiosity I bought a cheap standard charger, charged the old battery for a few hours, read 10.9V and 3 hours later read 8.0V[/quote]

8V is in the unknown zone between around 7-10V where a smart charger
might not be able to determine whether it is a 6V or 12V battery. The dumb
charger will probably put a few amps through it, regardless of the voltage
across the terminals. 8V instead of 12V+ could mean that two cells are
short-circuit and the other four cells are still healthy. If this is the case,
your charger will probably run flat-out at maximum current indefinitely.

[quote]I'll leave it for a few days and see if she gets 12.6 or over and see if she holds then is the digital one to Balance it out ....if it can[/quote]

No harm in trying as long as you don't start a fire. From your description,
I suspect the battery is probably knackered.

Officer Dangleberry 13th August 2018 10:42 PM

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[QUOTE=Confusion;3548869]I'd be interested to know if they send you the battery with a separate
acid pack.

See here:
[url]https://www.yuasa.co.uk/2018/08/important-uk-announcement-new-regulations-will-change-the-way-motorcycle-batteries-can-be-sold/[/url]


It states sealed battery but in the contents it says

""Battery, acid tank and user guide""

Going by this I'll be filling it myself!! Also I've never heard of LEOCH batteries


Yeah it's say it's lost a cell or two so she's probably wanked . Still I'll see what I can get out of it

Cylinderhead 15th August 2018 10:54 PM

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[quote=faz1;3548234]9am to 1pm saturday[/quote]

Batteryworld, Kimmage, near former Redzone motorcycles shop are excellent. You could also try Liam of LME motorcycles in Windy Arbour, he will sell you a dry charged battery.


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