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PostSubject: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm

some times it happens. heres how to prevent it.

i dont use stock OEM battery's, i use a wet deep cycle main battery, and a dry cell back up with booster cables attached. install something across the top of the rear shock wells to keep the battery's from sliding around, i have the clamps on top for show they will store in back and side of the battery's.

dead battery!! raise seat connect cables to dead battery, wha la !! saved.

http://prntscr.com/ju9ssg

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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 12, 2018 10:02 pm

RazorbackUofA wrote:
some times it happens. heres how to prevent it.

i dont use stock OEM battery's, i use a wet deep cycle main battery,  and a dry cell back up with booster cables attached. install something across the top of the rear shock wells to keep the battery's from sliding around,  i have the clamps on top for show they will store in back and side of the battery's.

dead battery!! raise seat connect cables to dead battery, wha la !! saved.

http://prntscr.com/ju9ssg


That setup seems to take up too much room and seems heavy. I have included some pics of my backup battery.

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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 3:27 am

I have one that is almost the same.
I've used it a couple of times.

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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 6:40 am

Never had need for spare battery---90,000 plus miles on two new Silverwings. Ride often=battery stays up. When replacement time comes=OEM battery....they work.
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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 7:51 am

Seems like a waste of space to me but if that "floats your boat"...  I am somewhat wasteful as I hit the 3 year mark on my battery, I shop around and replace said battery. I realize some get 300 years (LOL) out of the OEM battery but to me as cheap as they are, I prefer to improve my odds. Same logic applies to my four wheelers. I replace my battery when I want to and at MY price; each to his/her own...
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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Instead of having a spar battery I ordered one of these: https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/red-fuel-lithium-ion-multi-function-jump-starter/0000000253436?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5eG97ZHR2wIVUr7ACh2BwA1mEAQYASABEgJ3V_D_BwE

I keep it under the seat and it doesn't take up hardly any room. Smaller than a battery too.

My main battery is a Battery Tender Lithium Ion battery. It's smaller and lighter than the OEM battery, which is no big deal, but I haven't had any problems with it these last 3 years.

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-Lithium-Phosphate-Replaces/dp/B01LW8Y9AE/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1528910671&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=battery+tender+battery+lithium&psc=1
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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 2:14 pm

This is the one I've got:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01DLRGY8A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 13, 2018 9:17 pm

my reason for a 2nd battery is i have a few mods that are not connected to the main switch and ive been known not to turn off the lights lol. in addition to the 2 head lights, 2 angel lights and 2 on the wings linked to ignition, 4 more connected to toggle switch.

http://prntscr.com/jupmrb
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PostSubject: Re: How to install a spare battery   How to install a spare battery I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 01, 2018 8:57 pm

I've been thinking about battery replacement or one of those small lithium something batteries that you use to jump start your car. As I think about it, I bought the scooter in Sept 2009 and the seller had just replaced the battery. Its still in there, working just fine. Nine years is a long time.

The original poster's method of two batteries seems to work for him, but I wouldn't want to give up the under seat storage space all the time for a full size battery that might only get used once or twice. Two batteries is fine on a boat where there is a lot of room, but not on a scooter.
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