6 volt twinstar

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by zoot, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. zoot

    zoot Guest

    my 200cc 1980 twinstar is 6 a volt yet when i search a new battery
    they are all 12 volt.
    now what?
     
    zoot, Nov 9, 2008
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  2. zoot

    . Guest

    Google a bit more and get the lowest price on a Yuasa BS54-6 or
    equivalent battery. www.denniskirk.com has them, and you can probably
    get them from www.jcwhitney.com, or check the www.walmart.com
    catalog for an equivalent Taiwanese battery.

    Yuasa BS54-6

    Dimensions:
    Length: 6-1/8 in.
    Width: 2-1/4 in.
    Height: 4-9/16 in.
    Capacity (amp hours) 12

    Also used on:

    Honda 125 CL125A Scrambler (Twin) 1967 - 1969

    Honda 125 SS125A Super Sport 1967 - 1969

    Honda 175 CA175 Touring (CD175) 1968 - 1969
     
    ., Nov 9, 2008
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  3. Try harder.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 9, 2008
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  4. zoot

    CBXXX Guest

    WWhat makes you think it's 6 volt?
     
    CBXXX, Nov 11, 2008
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  5. zoot

    zoot Guest

    so 80s are all 6vt and the fiches are wrong. that helps. actually tha
    battery in it is o k but i just got the bike last spring so i want to
    be prepared. btw. i love this little bike. the 84mpg is easy to take
    also.
     
    zoot, Nov 11, 2008
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  6. The little 200 started life as a 6v bike, but they later upgraded the
    electrics to 12v.
     
    [email protected], Nov 11, 2008
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  7. zoot

    Hank Guest

    What m akes YOU think it isn't??
     
    Hank, Nov 12, 2008
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  8. zoot

    Hank Guest

    Honda fiches are rarely wrong. It's possible then 80 WAS 12V in some
    markets. The fiche usually covers all markets. That's why your serial # is
    requested when you go for parts.
    hth
     
    Hank, Nov 12, 2008
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  9. Oh, Jesus. I've already pointed out that the bike was originally
    launched with 6v electrics and then upgraded to 12v (in the early
    1980s, and I can't be arsed to hunt for the exact year: about 1983-84,
    from failing memory).

    Trust me on this. I've owned about half a dozen of the things.
     
    [email protected], Nov 12, 2008
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  10. zoot

    Hank Guest

    Sorry tog, I responded to the wrong msg. Even if I had responded to the
    right one (Mark Olson's) I should have noticed he said ONLINE fiches, which
    are usually someone else's interpretation of a real Honda fiche.
    Can you ever forgive me? ;-)
     
    Hank, Nov 12, 2008
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  11. Yes.

    For top posting, though, not a chance ;-)
     
    [email protected], Nov 12, 2008
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  12. zoot

    zoot Guest

    what's

    posting?
     
    zoot, Nov 14, 2008
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  13. zoot

    ian field Guest

    It gests the replies in all the wrong order so everyone has to scroll up and
    down to follow the context of previous quoted.

    Its a PITA and some people get very cross!
     
    ian field, Nov 14, 2008
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  14. zoot

    CBXXX Guest

    Got a 79 400 thats 12volt.Just didn't make sense a year later they were
    still using 6
     
    CBXXX, Nov 14, 2008
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  15. So?
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 14, 2008
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  16. zoot

    CBXXX Guest

    So what?
     
    CBXXX, Nov 15, 2008
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  17. Oh dear, another webtv retard.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 15, 2008
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  18. zoot

    CBXXX Guest

    Asshole,read all the posts before you ask stupid questions older ass
     
    CBXXX, Nov 15, 2008
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  19. This from the man who asks: "What makes you think it's 6 volt?"

    And an honest answer would have been:

    1. Because the manual says it is.

    2. Because the batery is 6 volt.

    3. Because all the bulbs have '6v' stamped on them

    4. Because that's the way it was built.

    What *is* it with people who use webtv? In an admittedly insignificant
    and unscientific sampling, I've found that nearly all of them are as dim
    as, well, as Honda 6v Twinstar electrics.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Nov 16, 2008
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  20. zoot

    . Guest

    Why are you so uncharitable to newer riders?

    Didn't more experienced riders try to help *you* when you asked naive
    questions?
     
    ., Nov 16, 2008
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