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  • Offline Martymouse

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    Replacement Battery
    on: Jan 26, 2017, 02.42 pm
    Jan 26, 2017, 02.42 pm
    Rather than hijack a different though informative thread https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,5573.0.html I thought I would start anew.
    Having decided my battery is knackered I am looking out for a new one.
    I quite fancy a lithium battery (less weight) but when I looked closer the thing I noticed was that the terminals were reversed on all the ones I looked at.  So I went back and looked at standard batteries ... the same.  So I looked up the specific battery on the bike Yuasa YTX14S and Dobies came up in the search ... and that also had reversed terminals.
    Has anyone else had this problem? :187:
    BTW if you are wondering, from the left of the bike looking at the battery, the negative is on the left.  Every battery I have seen has the negative on the right.  Another Honda funny?
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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2017, 07.15 pm
    Jan 26, 2017, 07.15 pm
    Hi Martymouse, model battery from my CT (easy to see as currently on top of tumble drier being charged!) is YTZ14S, and if I'm looking from left (nearside) negative is on the right, towards front of bike. ???


     

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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2017, 10.00 pm
    Jan 26, 2017, 10.00 pm
    Yes, negative towards the front.  Time for a picture methinks.
    The front of the bike is to the right, we are looking from the back of the battery and the right side of the bike.  Not sure how this relates to your tumble dryer though   :187:
    The spec sheet that Min posted shows the negative terminal would be to the rear when installed.
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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2017, 10.17 pm
    Jan 26, 2017, 10.17 pm
    Hi Martymouse

    Thought it was getting time to split thread. :152:

    I spent a few hours searching details on possibly changing out the battery as mine is getting near 3 years but was concerned about going lithium due to cost and needing a replacement charger which put to the cost up meaning it's 3 to 4 time the cost of existing configuration plus the risk of fire.

    https://www.amazon.com/YTZ14S-Z14S-Lithium-Sealed-Battery/product-reviews/B00DCXIJJG/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_hist_4?filterByStar=four_star&pageNumber=1

    Look at the report and see the 1 star ones and the fire.

    If you allow the battery to discharge totally then they will not recover like a lead acid.

    I think the risk is too great and technology not there yet.
    I saw a great write up in the USA and emailed them asking for any update from 2011 and they replied very quickly saying they don't keep their test bikes more than 1 year.... and I think bikers we need further analysis than just 12 months.

    I have very important customer relying on their batteries of UPS units and failure with 5 to 10 years design life is investigated.

    I'm looking for a good A/C battery  :087:

    Think I'll stick to normal lead acid batteries.

    Min G0JMS  :148:

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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2017, 07.26 pm
    Jan 30, 2017, 07.26 pm
    When the battery is installed on the bike, it's lying on its back.  Imagine pushing the one in the attached photos backwards, then rotate it towards yourself. Voila - terminals aligned correctly!

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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2017, 09.30 pm
    Jan 30, 2017, 09.30 pm
    Well bu**er me! I never considered that, but it makes sense.
    Clearly a very sealed battery so off to the garage to look again  :002:
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    Re: Replacement Battery
    Reply #6 on: Jan 31, 2017, 06.28 am
    Jan 31, 2017, 06.28 am
     :0461: with Min it will be a lead acid battery for me.
    Bill