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Broken down Cnr Vincent and Charles St

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  • Broken down Cnr Vincent and Charles St

    Hey PSB, my VFR has broken down and as far as I know the battery is fucked. If anyone has a bike trailer or lives nearby and can lend some garage space then I would be grateful/can reimburse with alcohol.

    Message me on 0423109208 if you can help
    Rest in Peace

    #294

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    We're on the move

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      Got garage space up near Cyclemania if that's a help.
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        Thanks to [MENTION=38419]ride2live[/MENTION] for the jump and the lift to Bunnings, she'll be staying inside until I get it fixed. Thanks for the offer [MENTION=11297]agrid[/MENTION]
        Rest in Peace

        #294

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          Be sure to check your charge rate. There may be a reason the battery failed.
          The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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          • #6
            I had the same thing today, rode over to Scabs then all the way up the coast to Burns Beach, then started heading home got the the set of lights just before Gnangara and Alexander and lost all power! Had to pillion home to go back and get it with the trailer

            Who'd of thunk that a battery only lasts 7 years!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stoneville View Post
              Who'd of thunk that a battery only lasts 7 years!!!
              Bloody hell!!! That battery owes you nothing!!! In fact, Yuasa should have sent you an invoice 3 years ago!!!
              I always leave my batteries on trickle charge when not in use. So far, my 2010 R1 still has the same battery since it left the factory/shop. Of course, now that I have posted this, it will shit itself at the most inappropriate and humiliating moment and within 30 days of this post!
              I live with fear everyday, but sometimes, she lets me race!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 66 View Post
                Be sure to check your charge rate. There may be a reason the battery failed.
                Common fault with VFRs is that the regulator rectifiers are notoriously shit, it's the only functional thing on the bike Honda went cheap on and as a result I've been stranded twice now. She's going to live in a workshop from Wednesday onward until I spend all of $50 to buy a new one. Electrical faults are an absolute demon..
                Rest in Peace

                #294

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scorcher View Post
                  Bloody hell!!! That battery owes you nothing!!! In fact, Yuasa should have sent you an invoice 3 years ago!!!
                  I always leave my batteries on trickle charge when not in use. So far, my 2010 R1 still has the same battery since it left the factory/shop. Of course, now that I have posted this, it will shit itself at the most inappropriate and humiliating moment and within 30 days of this post!

                  mm maybe cos I ride them all the time? Anyways, getting a new one this arvo for $80 from Savage Suzuki, come to think of it, better get one for the thou as well, that hasn't been changed out and nearly as old!! 78k and 88k from one battery is pretty good in my books Bet these new ones don't last as long!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stoneville View Post
                    mm maybe cos I ride them all the time? Anyways, getting a new one this arvo for $80 from Savage Suzuki, come to think of it, better get one for the thou as well, that hasn't been changed out and nearly as old!! 78k and 88k from one battery is pretty good in my books Bet these new ones don't last as long!

                    Still exceedingly lucky: my 600rr went through 2 batteries in 7 years, average life expectancy in my experience is almost bang on 3 years.

                    Ridden pretty much every day, etc.
                    “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ryanoceros View Post
                      Common fault with VFRs is that the regulator rectifiers are notoriously shit, it's the only functional thing on the bike Honda went cheap on and as a result I've been stranded twice now. She's going to live in a workshop from Wednesday onward until I spend all of $50 to buy a new one. Electrical faults are an absolute demon..
                      $50? Hardly sounds enough for a battery let alone a regulator/rectifier. I would definitely take the time to use a multimeter to check the R/R and the stator.
                      If you love your motorcycle, set it free. If it comes back, you probably high-sided.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SilentBob View Post
                        $50? Hardly sounds enough for a battery let alone a regulator/rectifier. I would definitely take the time to use a multimeter to check the R/R and the stator.
                        I've been lurking on the 400greybike forum and according to them, the fix for the R/R costs ~$50 from eBay. If it's anything other than that (which I'm hoping it's not), it will be more. It had a new battery put it before I bought it, so it'd seem unlikely to need a new one within a year. I found a really good guide on how to diagnose the common electrical faults on this bike, and I'll definitely be using a multimeter to work out if it's just a cheap fix or something a bit more complex
                        Rest in Peace

                        #294

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                        • #13
                          It's a honda


                          It's almost certainly the rec/reg


                          It's about the only thing thats ever been a widespread issue for honda.
                          The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thro View Post
                            Still exceedingly lucky: my 600rr went through 2 batteries in 7 years, average life expectancy in my experience is almost bang on 3 years.

                            Ridden pretty much every day, etc.
                            mm haven't put a battery in the Honda yet, that's an 09 model, might be a Suzuki thing? the K8 Gixxer thou hasn't had one yet either

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                              [MENTION=7149]Stoneville[/MENTION] : Do you park your bike under cover at work? Heat can apparently degrade batteries, so I'm just wondering if mine being parked outside at work on 40 degree days could have something to do with it.
                              “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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