Battery question 2006 LX and new Primavera.
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Joined: 10 Sep 2007
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Location: australia
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:57 am quote
Hi all, just have a general question.

I own a 2006 LX 125cc which I have owned since new. Its my daily ride and its been quite reliable in the last 8 years. 36,000kms done.

The only thing that I've had happen is the battery would go flat from time to time and not be able to get it started.

I've used the kick start which has got me out of trouble many times over the years. This would get me home and then be able to charge up my battery.

My question is, I would like to upgrade to a Primavera. I know the current scooters are all injected and they don't have kick start anymore.

Are flat batteries still an issue with the new scooters. Have people been stranded - unable to get the scooter going because of a flat battery?

any thoughts would be much appreciated.

thanks
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Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 165
Location: central coast, ca
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:18 am quote
Get a battery tender. Now with the Primaveras the battery is under the floor pan so I have to get a torx driver and install a connector on the battery.
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1976 Super (x 2), 1974 Primavera (x 2), 2006 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
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Location: So Cal
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:56 pm quote
Re: Battery question 2006 LX and new Primavera.
csosic wrote:
... I've used the kick start which has got me out of trouble many times over the years. This would get me home and then be able to charge up my battery.... Are flat batteries still an issue with the new scooters. Have people been stranded - unable to get the scooter going because of a flat battery?
Unfortunately, no battery lasts forever. All will eventually lose their ability to start a scooter if not maintained and replaced when needed. They typically last anywhere from 2 to 5 years. If you don't have a kick start (or jumper cables), yes, you could be stranded. But a dying battery usually will give you plenty of warning before it totally fails. It shouldn't be a huge concern.
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:09 pm quote
knutte_i_amerika wrote:
Get a battery tender. Now with the Primaveras the battery is under the floor pan so I have to get a torx driver and install a connector on the battery.
Check your tool kit zipped to the underside of your seat. You probably already have a Torx driver.
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Montebianco Primavera, Subaru turbo with Vespa trans
Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 165
Location: central coast, ca
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:26 am quote
Scooter West wrote:
knutte_i_amerika wrote:
Get a battery tender. Now with the Primaveras the battery is under the floor pan so I have to get a torx driver and install a connector on the battery.
Check your tool kit zipped to the underside of your seat. You probably already have a Torx driver.
Nope, not in mine.
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