Charging my batteries
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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1384
Location: Veria, Greece
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:37 am quote
Took the day off work today and went for a ride, up in the mountains. Weather's been good for the past 2 weeks and today we hit 29C. My beloved Yamaha, nature, 20Kms of twisty roads, an artificial dam and my batteries charged instantly...























Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
Joined: 06 Jun 2013
Posts: 2548
Location: The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:46 am quote
Beautiful pictures! That's the right way to keep a battery charged.

Your Yamaha is a lot like mine, but newer. I got mine out last weekend, got as far as the local scooter dealer, and the battery went dead.
Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 1384
Location: Veria, Greece
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:00 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Beautiful pictures! That's the right way to keep a battery charged.

Your Yamaha is a lot like mine, but newer. I got mine out last weekend, got as far as the local scooter dealer, and the battery went dead.
Glad you liked the photos. My Fazer is the S2. Bought it new in 2011. It was a 2009 stock (last production year in Europe) and got it at a really good price with new tires, original bigger windscreen and an original top box. Only downside the lack of ABS, but on our shitty, glass roads, having ABS is more dangerous...

Bike's battery was fine. My "batteries" weren't...

After the ride, both of us are on 100% charge...

As for the battery, FYI you can fit a bigger one. You just need two spacers and longer bolts to hold down the battery cover. I have the following battery in mine...

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Hooked
'14 Vespa 946, '18 Yamaha Xmax
Joined: 21 May 2016
Posts: 367
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:18 pm quote
Great pictures and thanks for sharing with us!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8227
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:34 pm quote
Thanks for the report! Still barely green here, so gives me something to look forward to.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 6601
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue May 08, 2018 8:15 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Beautiful pictures! That's the right way to keep a battery charged.

Your Yamaha is a lot like mine, but newer. I got mine out last weekend, got as far as the local scooter dealer, and the battery went dead.
That's why I replace mine every 3-4 years max.
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