Oh FFS... battery / starting / yada yada...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Cane, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Cane

    Cane Guest

    No. I tried it the other day when the Blade was a little reluctant to
    play. I had to leave it for half an hour or so before I got any joy.
     
    Cane, Dec 10, 2003
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  2. So this morning I got out to the bike, and it's absolutely freezing. I
    probably shouldn't have considered riding cos of the fog anyhow but
    regardless, would the fucking thing start? would it bollox.

    So now I need to buy a charger/optimate type thing, cos no doubt there's
    feck all juice left in the battery, unless it happens to get
    substantially warmer today and it fires up when I get home.

    Anyone know if an optimate can be used as a booster? ie is there any
    problem with starting the bike with optimate still attached and juicing
    away?
     
    Doesnotcompute, Dec 10, 2003
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    Steve Parry Guest

    In

    apart from a new battery ;o) ... you need one of these ...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2447889279&category=30928

    --
    Steve Parry

    http://www.gwynfryn.co.uk

    http://wrexhamseals.tripod.com
     
    Steve Parry, Dec 10, 2003
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    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Nigel Eaton, Dec 10, 2003
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  5. Steve Parry wrote:

    I hope not, I didn't run it completely flat, just gave up when I noticed
    it was starting to stuggle.
    Yeah I've seen them used before, didn't realise they were that cheap
    though, so I might actually consider it...

    of course what I really need is a garage.
     
    Doesnotcompute, Dec 10, 2003
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  6. any suggested URL's? I might try CPC actually, as they're just round the
    corner...
     
    Doesnotcompute, Dec 10, 2003
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  7. Cane

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Doesnotcompute
    I think I got mine from either Machine Mart (www.machinemart.co.uk), or
    Screwfix (www.screwfix.co.uk). It was (IIRC) on a special at the time
    and I paid about 40 quid.
     
    Nigel Eaton, Dec 10, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    As you're moving, I guess that goes on the priority list?
     
    Jeremy, Dec 10, 2003
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  9. It goes on the, well, if I can it'd be great, but if I can't afford I
    can't afford, list.
     
    Doesnotcompute, Dec 10, 2003
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    HooDooWitch Guest

    As you'll be moving towards the equator, it's less of a priority, eh?
     
    HooDooWitch, Dec 10, 2003
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    Linger Guest

    Linger, Dec 10, 2003
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    sweller Guest


    He's moving *south*.

    If he aint go' a garidge nah he aint never goin' to 'av one.
     
    sweller, Dec 10, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    Yebbut he didn't say how big his pay rise is, did he..
     
    Jeremy, Dec 10, 2003
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    flashgorman Guest

    He might have a garage but no house perhaps.
     
    flashgorman, Dec 10, 2003
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  15. 20% but it's irrelevant, what is relevant is how much profit I make from
    my current house. Hopefully it'll be substantial.
     
    Doesnotcompute, Dec 10, 2003
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    mb Guest

    I really wouldn't recommend this course of action unless you want to blow up
    your Optimate =:)
     
    mb, Dec 10, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    You don't need to anyway. Just connect a reasonably heavy duty mains cable
    across the starter +ve feed and a good frame earth. Hit the power switch
    just as you thumb the start button. Ensure the mains trip has a good 50amp
    fuse first.
    Well, it's at least as good an idea.
     
    Hog, Dec 10, 2003
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    Steve Parry Guest

    In

    This technique was of course first used on poor starting BMW
    boxer twins :eek:)

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    Steve Parry

    http://www.gwynfryn.co.uk

    http://wrexhamseals.tripod.com
     
    Steve Parry, Dec 10, 2003
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  19. My Trophy was reluctant, too. Started eventually.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 10, 2003
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    Mike Buckley Guest

    <glumly considers RD350 in garage that's not been started in 2 months>
     
    Mike Buckley, Dec 12, 2003
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