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Gaztwobikes
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Dead battery

Postby Gaztwobikes » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:40 pm

Battery's died , been on bike for 11 years so not to bad ,, has any one replaced with a lithium one , and if so does a normal trickle charger work on it , was looking at one on eBay , a motor batt one £94 ,, any advice thanks ,,

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Motogoon
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Re: Dead battery

Postby Motogoon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:36 pm

Wow at 11 years I would buy the same one again!

Someone else will chime in here if I'm wrong but I don't think you're supposed to trickle charge the lithium ones.

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Re: Dead battery

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:39 pm

I have had a lithium ion battery for a couple of years with no issues whatsoever. I live in Florida where it’s never really cold.
Bic in the U.K. has gone through several lithium batteries and went back to standard because they would die on him.
I did buy the special charger for lithium ion but I haven’t had to use it yet.
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Re: Dead battery

Postby Willh » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:44 pm

I've been using an antigravity battery under the seat for several years now. I put a battery tender Jr. on and keep an eye on it until it reaches full charge then disconnect it to prevent overcharging. I disconnect the battery from the bike to protect against parasitic drain for extended non riding periods,(winter). Easy enough to do as it fits under the seat :D
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Re: Dead battery

Postby Droldaerd » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:02 am

Have a li-ion. Bought it like that with it. 10k miles so far bringing the bike to 43k. Doing good, but my bike Doesn't go more than a day without a good ride.


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