Mon May 09, 2022 12:19 pm

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LX 150 2013 & GTS 300 2015
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Mon May 09, 2022 12:19 pm linkquote
Hi, when I try and start my 2015 GTS 300, the screen will flicker and not turn on. Does anyone have any idea what's happening?

Sometimes the display will come on, sometimes it doesn't, it might flicker, but cannot start. It ran fine yesterday.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Nrww56k3J5mKYgFH7
Mon May 09, 2022 12:28 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mon May 09, 2022 12:28 pm linkquote
Battery, battery, battery. All is down to the battery.

Charge it up fully, then when the bike starts, check the charging system (refer to Wiki if you don't know how).

If the charging system is OK, but the bike won't start again after a few days, you can assume the battery is due a funeral.
Mon May 09, 2022 12:48 pm

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LX 150 2013 & GTS 300 2015
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Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
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Mon May 09, 2022 12:48 pm linkquote
Jim,

thanks for the quick reply, is 12.1v enough, see https://photos.app.goo.gl/bzFZGNLCoptDFJ4k7
Mon May 09, 2022 1:09 pm

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Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
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Mon May 09, 2022 1:09 pm linkquote
12.1 means your battery is dying.
Mon May 09, 2022 1:53 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mon May 09, 2022 1:53 pm linkquote
If it's 12.1V an hour or so after being fully charged then yes, its dead, dad.

Plus, *please* put photos on MV's servers, and use Youtube for videos.
Mon May 09, 2022 1:56 pm

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LX 150 2013 & GTS 300 2015
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Mon May 09, 2022 1:56 pm linkquote
any recommendation for replacement batteries?

I will transfer videos now
Mon May 09, 2022 2:15 pm

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Mon May 09, 2022 2:15 pm linkquote
Personally I like this one - it's proved very reliable here, better than Motobatt - but I my just have had the bad luck to have three failed Motobatts in a row...

https://www.amazon.com/Weize-YTX14-Battery-High-Performance/dp/B07P6Z7TV3
Tue May 10, 2022 5:14 am

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GTS300 Super
Joined: 07 Jun 2020
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Location: TN
 
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Location: TN
Tue May 10, 2022 5:14 am linkquote
jimc - Is there a wiki with "recommended" replacement parts like that battery? If not, would it be a good idea or too much of a pain to maintain?
Tue May 10, 2022 7:28 am

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Tue May 10, 2022 7:28 am linkquote
Corn wrote:
jimc - Is there a wiki with "recommended" replacement parts like that battery? If not, would it be a good idea or too much of a pain to maintain?
Too much of a pain to maintain - the Wiki doesn't have nearly enough member editorial participation as it is.

Plus one person's favourite can be another's all-time worst possible choice.
Fri May 13, 2022 10:57 am

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LX 150 2013 & GTS 300 2015
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Fri May 13, 2022 10:57 am linkquote
JimC,

Looking over some of your old posts, should I trickle charge the new battery until it shows full prior to installing it in my Vespa?
Fri May 13, 2022 11:27 am

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Fri May 13, 2022 11:27 am linkquote
climbguy wrote:
JimC,

Looking over some of your old posts, should I trickle charge the new battery until it shows full prior to installing it in my Vespa?
Yes, absolutely. But use a proper motorcycle battery charger/maintainer, not the old trickle charger Grandpa left behind...

You may find it shows fully charged right from the get-go - all good in that case. Some AGM batteries will be fine like this. Others. and especially the ones where you add acid yourself, definitely need a decent forming and equalising charge.
Sat May 14, 2022 6:09 am

Hooked
2013 BV350, 2014 GTS , 2016 GTS, 2013 Downtown 300i
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Location: Dahlonega, GA
 
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Location: Dahlonega, GA
Sat May 14, 2022 6:09 am linkquote
The very first thing I do to any scooter is to put in an SAE battery lead/port to use a battery tender/maintainer/charger. But yeah, I'd check the charge and charge it up ... inside or outside the bike... before first use.


SCCKE 3FT 14AWG Ring Terminal to... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GHV9F1S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

I use these maintainers:

Mroinge 12V 2A Lead Acid &... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCTXFC7?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

The Mroinge kit comes with a battery lead, but it is too short for the Vespa the way I route it.
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