I have fitted an uprated battery (another thread) and not only is the cranking speed way better but the bike is smoother, especially at lower revs.
I always thought that when the engine was running, it didn't matter what state the battery is in. But the evidence suggests that the battery was...
The bottom line is, it goes in, but only just; the battery is deeper and taller than the original.
I had to loosen the two 10mm nuts holding the battery tray in place to let it slide; angle the top of the battery towards the front of the bike and push it in over the lip of the battery tray.
I'll be off overseas for four months over winter and I'll be keeping my CS in storage. Do I need any special type of charger to keep my Gel battery charged? I was told once that conventional chargers won't work with Gel Batteries.
Thanks for the help guys :-D.
After almost giving up I think I've finally found a Gel battery for the CS that shouldn't require any modifications (eg. Taking a hacksaw to the Battery container and underseat) :
I think (well okay, I know!) my battery is on the way out. Am I right in saying the replacement is a YB12AL-A wet battery? Is there a Gel (maintenance-free) replacement available?
Sorry if this has been discussed before but I can't find anything using the search facility either here or on the...
the f650 is nearly ready for its MOT and im nearly ready for my practical test (14:30 on thursday will be brown troozers time :shock: lol). quick question though ?, what battery does everyone use?. i have been looking at gel batterys but dont know what the modle number is to use...