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 on: December 08, 2017, 08:45:53 
Started by William55 - Last post by roadster
There are different types of charger and the old style large rectangular box type with an ammeter on the front are not particularly good for any battery and especially not good for a small scooter battery. If your charger is the modern electronic type which is usually more like a small brick with some leds to indicate the charge state it will usually be much better because it contains electronics which will monitor both voltage and current and the best ones will also detect what type of battery is connected and charge in the appropriate way. A battery which is properly charged when new will last longer than one which is charged too quickly and the old fashioned chargers I describe used to make it far too easy to overcharge just by leaving them on for too long. If your charger has an automatic standby or maintenance mode it is far safer than 'dumb' type.

 2 
 on: December 08, 2017, 08:04:42 
Started by unchained - Last post by Dave Milnes
Yes, but no jingle bells at Christmas? 

 3 
 on: December 08, 2017, 08:02:03 
Started by William55 - Last post by Dave Milnes
The charger will charge at a lower amount as needed. The figure given will be the maximum it can output.
Put it on and have a look after 10 minutes settling time and see what it is charging at. If it has dropped to less than 2 amps give it a couple of hours or if it has dropped to around 1amp let it run the full 4 hours.
The battery is fully charged (dry) but when filled depletes if not boosted. A good charger should boost high initially then drop as the battery charges to about 1/2amp trickle when fully charged. Some are not as intelligent.

 4 
 on: December 08, 2017, 04:25:17 
Started by William55 - Last post by William55
I've bought a new battery and have to fill it with acid and it says to charge it for 3-5 hours before use. It seems it should be a 12v 1.4 amp charger but my charger is 4 amp. Can I use it and for how many hours. I was thinking of 2.5 hours like a quick charge. Please advise as I want to get it done today.
 

 5 
 on: December 07, 2017, 19:16:29 
Started by unchained - Last post by x9smoothie
>>My homemade clutch compressing tool worked a treat and I now have a new clutch (5 shoe variety), a new flapper wheel bearing and a new belt.
Hard to beat the great feeling of personal achievement  Clap Clap Clap

 6 
 on: December 03, 2017, 16:30:48 
Started by unchained - Last post by Mr.Chips
 

 

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 on: December 03, 2017, 13:54:51 
Started by unchained - Last post by unchained
Love it when a plan comes together!:

My homemade clutch compressing tool worked a treat and I now have a new clutch (5 shoe variety), a new flapper wheel bearing and a new belt.

Need to take it for a run and check everything over but at least with the new clutch I have lost that idle jingle from the backing plate. Will be interesting to see how many miles it does before the jingle reappears or whether the upgraded 5 shoe clutch doesn't suffer from it.

Bob

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 on: December 02, 2017, 19:31:52 
Started by unchained - Last post by unchained
I have to agree, the problem is, I rack up the miles so quickly, even using both bikes, the belt changes come around without me realising.

I think that this belt has probably worn quickly because:

The flapper wheel had all but seized.
I noticed a while back that the air intake for the belt was somewhat blocked with country debris.

These two factors have caused everything to run hotter than normal and that together with a couple of long several hour ride outs has done for the belt.

I will however keep a closer eye in future.

Bob

 9 
 on: December 02, 2017, 15:38:52 
Started by unchained - Last post by x9smoothie
on your next belt you may want to check it earlier to make sure all is right

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 on: November 27, 2017, 19:19:12 
Started by unchained - Last post by unchained
Not too sure Dave, it was an OEM belt from Italy, the supplier I think you use and recommended.
I think I do put my belts through a fair bit with my riding style.
Also, the flapper wheel had all but stopped turning so whether that has made any difference.

Just glad I spotted it when I did as I don't fancy one going when I am hurtling through the countryside at 4 in the morning.

Bob

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