I wish our governments in Australia agreed. We’ve all been locked up at home with severe restrictions about going outside. Pleasure riding is banned with hefty fines if ya caught. ?. RRNo better social distance than being on a bike. I guess you could ride up to Glen Haven for some cherry cobbler. I wish I could.
I rolled everything out of the motorcycle stall of the garage. The Corvair is due for repairs tomorrow. I'm waiting on
dowty washers to finish the tank exchange on the desert sled. Bob
What sizes would be equivalent to 3.25–19 and 400–18 GN?
Hi Rambo, like you I’m using the 7Ah battery and agree that life is 4-5 years. Most recent one purchased 4 weeks ago for AUD$36. I run a 45/55 watt QH headlight and run exclusively on high beam (55watts). This battery handles the continuous headlamp draw and have never been caught out with a flat battery from running the headlight. Like you Rambo, I get these batteries for a fraction of the price of a ‘regular’ motorcycle battery. RR. ?Today, i am fitting a 7ah Yuasa multi use lead acid battery. Often used in alarm systems and £16 to buy. I used these for many years previously and they tend to last well over 5 years. It might not suit bikes that require headlight on when riding but does work with indicators. These can be fitted on their sides in any direction but not upside down. I know T120RV in Canada has been using one for a long time now. My current battery is an AGM Varta but having used these alarm batteries previously for near 20 years, at a third of the price, i am returning. My two bikes with AGM batteries have faired well at 4 years. I will leave the BSA with an AGM for now. My AGM makes were Varta and Dynavolt. Both lasting the same length of time. Not having battery problems much as i can ride without headlight and just a bright LED day riding light on both bikes.
I can use a headlight on main roads at night with an alarm battery without it going flat. It might be a risk though.
Yes, you are correct, rambo. On your advice I use the fire-alarm batteries exclusively. I get them from the local hardware store and they are innexpensive and convenient to buy. I do not get the 5 years out of mine though, maybe about only 3-4 because I usually ride all year and the cold winter starts (minus 12* Celcius) must take its toll. I got only 2-4 years on the Yuasa or Bikemaster AGM's for the same reason but they were double the cost. Good to see your posts, GN's, RR and CB's too. Look'n good BMF & Rusty!I know T120RV in Canada has been using one for a long time now.
I know how you feel, I did the same after re-timing the bike. I did take a rucksack and stopped for milk on the way home but the journey to the supermarket was 20 miles on the bike rather than 1 mile on foot. I do hope that the current trend in UK cases results in some easing of the restrictions, solo biking seems to represent little risk but I guess there are loads of groups of different hobbyists who could all put forward a similar viewpoint. Before you know it everybody would be out and about again.I just had to ride a bike today. Trying out after fitting a new Boyer MK1v.
Not sure why you would? When this "lockdown" malarkey started, based on what swmbo said she was reading on Wastebook, I did wonder if it'd turn into a snoopers' charter. However, the vast majority of Chief Constables have gone on at least local TV and said they "police by consent", the few that did think they were arbiters of the detail of people's lives have had their chains jerked by the politicians. As far as riding or driving's concerned, it was pronounced some time ago you can ride/drive anywhere for exercise, the guideline being the exercise period should be at least twice the ride/drive period. You return home, say, two hours after you departed; anyone asks, your rode for half-an-hour, walked for an hour and rode home. You really think the police will set up an investigation for corroborating witnesses?here in the UK you'd be more likely to get a visit from the police,