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    Posted: 22 Nov 2018 at 23:48
Advice please...Going on a long distance side-car run tomorrow, lasting the weekend. Battery not holding charge and unsure of the reason why. Have a big car battery, a Bosch   830 A    95AH.    Planning to use it in the morning to get on the road. Am I going to melt as I drive along or just explode ? I will be able to charge it up at night in case its the alternator at fault.

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If nothing else it will hold the third wheel down.

You are going to use it instead of your normal battery? I don't see a problem.

What you should not do is wire it up to the other battery so both are connected. If your bike battery is discharging it would then also discharge the car battery too. So use one or the other, not both.

But you could just use it with jump leads only for starting of course. That would be the easiest option.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jog53 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2018 at 08:22
Thanks Brian. Nearly put my back out just lifting the thing.....I was going to connect them both in series but I will take your advice, one or the other, not both.  Keeping the third wheel down is almost always a good thing !
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Whereas keeping the third wheel up is always an interesting thing...
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If you do connect them in series you'll get 24v, you won't need the engine!
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Its so easy to blunder into disaster, at least thats how I find it. Thanks again.
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In the old days it was very common to use a car battery in the sidecar.
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I'll bet you had a cork helmet with a peak as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Nov 2018 at 16:56
What do you mean "had"?
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LOL This thread needs pics
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Who needs a helmet......

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Sold by the British Red Cross, oh the irony LOL

Definitely not ACU approved. Big smile




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2018 at 10:15
I seem to remember that any helmet which was originally BSI approved (which that one is) is still legal to use. Not necessarily recommended however.

Remember the Moby Cap?


Or for Village People fans:


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