NEW BATTERY - WHAT NEXT


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Breyno
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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade
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NEW BATTERY - WHAT NEXT

Post by Breyno » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 am



My old battery eventually packed it in without notice on Saturday. Luckily I was only a few hundred metres up a small rise from home, so the push wasn't too bad. It was a mere 11 years old, and had been powering 'Norma', my '93 GL1500A for all of that time.
It was a bright orange 'Odysee', so I managed to get the exact same one locally. A bit pricey at AU $300, but I figure, if this one lasts 7-10 years, I am ahead.
One question I have been pondering is - 'While I'm playing with the electrics should I rebuild the alternator'. I have around 90,000klm on the clock.
I haven't put the new battery back in yet while I ponder what to do, but will have it in by Saturday for a ride.

Cheers

Reyno



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DenverWinger
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
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Re: NEW BATTERY - WHAT NEXT

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:43 am

Wouldn't hurt to clean or replace the brushes, lube the bearings and replace the rubber dampers.... but 90000 km (56000 mi) isn't really that much...
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark

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RBGERSON
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Re: NEW BATTERY - WHAT NEXT

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:43 am

If it ain't broke don't touch it..besides starter not in the way of the alt...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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