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Offline Copernicus d ferret

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Re: Starting
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2016, 09:15:58 PM »
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Brock I just had the battery load tested by a battery tech and he found it all good.
Might be his miss judgment cause the previous owner said it needs a " good run ".
And I think we all know what that means.
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Re: Starting
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2016, 09:18:40 PM »
Haven't found that yet Brock but I'll keep an eye out, thanks.
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Re: Starting
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2016, 09:22:48 PM »
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Ok I'm calling it a night.
Thanks for all your help guys.

Something I'll get on to latter, if it's legal to paint a helmet in nsw.
A topic for another day.
Night all.
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Re: Starting
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2016, 09:23:22 PM »
A battery may pass a load test after being charged. You can do this your self at home. Charge the battery over night ( or for 24 hrs on your charger). let the battery sit for an hour or two, then try start the bike while measuring the voltage at the battery with a multimeter. Voltage should be above 10 volts.
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Re: Starting
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2016, 09:23:58 PM »
Thats more than likely the problem. Remember, the clock is always running. It doesnt use much but it doesnt take much to flatten a dodgy battery.
Some rather low temps this time of the year will make an impact on a battery that's seen better days.

I let mine sit for 10 days from the 5th of July and it started up without an issue. Except for one plug that didn't fire; with rain, some foggy mornings and temps down to 1C overnight I put it down to a little moisture. It's ok now so no drama.
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Re: Starting
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2016, 09:25:54 PM »
Painting a helmet is not a good idea, as the paint (or the thinners in the paint) may attack the helmet surface
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Re: Starting
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2016, 07:24:23 PM »
Thanks for the links Glen , worth thinking about
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