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Re: Battery longevity?
- Subject: Re: Battery longevity?
- From: rene-didier@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 12:00:20 +0000
I had to change my battery on my 02 R1100S just a month ago. The ABS was fine, but the bike's starter motor turned over slowly. A load test showed I needed a new battery. Got a sealed unit
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> I would say, probably. I had the same problem and it was indeed the
> battery. The ABS is apparently very sensitive to electrical issues.
> Do you have a lead-acid battery or one of the newer sealed gel-cells?
> I can't remember what year they switched over.
> On 5-Sep-05, at 9:16 PM, Dean Chowenhill wrote:
> > '95 GS - Starts fine never feels like it is turning over slowly,
> > however I am experiencing the ABS not activating. After I ride a
> > mile or so, turn the bike off and re-start the ABS kicks in as
> > expected. Reading the manual, it seems that this may be related to
> > a weak battery. Checked the battery and the P.O. wrote on it
> > "installed 10/01." This means the battery is almost four years
> > old. I ride regularly and rarely use my Battery Tender. Time for
> > new battery?
> > dean
> > 95 Triumph Sprint
> > 95 GS
> > 92 Heritage
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