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Replacement Battery 750 Commando #505643
09/10/13 11:14 pm
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I'm sure this question has been answered elsewhere, but I just can't find any relevant posts. I'm looking for a replacement battery for my '72 Combat 750 hopefully something other than a "wet cell" acid battery. I typically end up replacing standard batteries every couple of years so I was hoping a modern gel or sealed battery might have a longer life. I thought I read somewhere however that the standard charging system won't adequately maintain a gel battery. Anyone have an suggestions?

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Tom


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Re: Replacement Battery 750 Commando [Re: tomkatohio] #505709
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Hi Tom,

Originally Posted By: tomkatohio
replacement battery for my '72 Combat 750 hopefully something other than a "wet cell" acid battery.

Motobatt bigt

Originally Posted By: tomkatohio
I typically end up replacing standard batteries every couple of years so I was hoping a modern gel or sealed battery might have a longer life.

Hmmm ... have to say, something isn't right ... I'm miffed if I don't get at least a decade out of a lead/acid battery, and that includes electric-starting T160's. That said, I tend to buy batteries made by well-known names - e.g. Varta or Yuasa - and, when they haven't been used within a month, I trickle-charge 'em with a proper low-rate charger for the recommended ten hours, checking with a meter that they're actually being charged bigt - none of these dubious new-fangled 'battery tenders'. frown

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Replacement Battery 750 Commando [Re: Stuart] #505771
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Thanks Stuart,

I will confess that I'm not the most diligent at charging over our long cold winters, and the old Commando only get ridden perhaps 200 miles per year. I do use on of those new-fangled pulsing charges too. I just thought a newer battery type might be more forgiving.


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Re: Replacement Battery 750 Commando [Re: tomkatohio] #505800
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Motobatt! Very forgiving

Re: Replacement Battery 750 Commando [Re: tomkatohio] #505807
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Hi Tom,

Originally Posted By: tomkatohio
our long cold winters,

Like humans, lead/acid batteries don't like being cold for any length of time. grin Even here in GB, when I lived in places with a separate and/or cold garage, I always found a quiet corner indoors for the batteries and the charger ... it was much easier to be diligent about battery-charging when all I had to do is a flick the charger switch on before I settled down to watch the telly one evening and flick the switch off again when I got up the following morning. smile

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