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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote italianmotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2016 at 19:45
Go lawnmower! I was so impressed, I almost bought the company: http://www.tayna.co.uk/895-Enduroline-Lawnmower-Battery-P8379.html
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2016 at 20:56
AGM batteries do not like deep discharge. Also you need a charge rate of at least 2A, those battery tenders will not recharge one which has been deeply discharged.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2016 at 21:34
Thanks...I cannot get a new battery this week so I will check on my various chargers to see if I can get it up to spec. It was not that heavily discharged and will turn the motor over once spark plugs removed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2016 at 22:57
Also that bike's charging system was designed before AGM's were invented. Needs common or garden lead acid really. I also have use that 895 Enduroline, really good IMO.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dan_s Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 2016 at 07:57
Careful with the tarozzi fork braces, they are badly made. I had to have mine machined to fit.
Sealed deep discharge batteries for lawnmowers and carts may be cheaper than "bike batteries". A ~30Ah will spin the engine no problems. Mine is maintained with a 0.8A trickle charger.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2016 at 08:05
Tarozzi Fork Brace should be here later today so we shall see (the one on the standard LM-II front end fits ok)

Still not done anything with the battery other than charge it up.
Now over 13V and will turn engine once (or lots if no plugs in which is not a lot of use other than moving oil about!). If I attach the jump start box, the bike starts first prod.
So I thought I would recheck this and make certain it is 100%.

Put it back together last night and no difference.
So the MotoBatt, even though showing 13.5 volts has lost its CCA.
Enduroline battery to be ordered at the point when I put it on the road again.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2016 at 09:39
Motobatt seem to have varied reports on their quality. Some say they last for ever, and the worst I have read was just a few days.
 
The fact that with another jump start it turns over fine but by itself it doesn't would confirm to me the battery has had it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2016 at 09:44
To be fair the previous owner originally installed it and then let it go flat 18 months ago. I resuscitated it once but twice seems beyond it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DrD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 2016 at 18:18
Tarozzi Fork Brace fitted.
New Battery and starts on first touch from cold and ticks over......
..now hoping for some dry weather (....long wait then!)
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Wheeled out, starts first time. Kind of ready to ride now....





.. and no I am not getting it painted!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lars Kessel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2017 at 16:28
Hi. I see that you swooped the original LM 2 footrests for aftermarket ones. Are you considering selling the original ones on? I am looking for a complete set for my LM 2 project as it came without them. Cheers Lars
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