RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by hairygit » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:58 pm

Looks like no speedo cable fitted to it though?????

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by Harry Notts » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:28 pm

No Hairy G. It'll be one of them there new fangled electronical devices like what's on the Innovovava.

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by bikerbaker » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:09 am

Very nice but it could do with a seat on it. :D

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by gtd65 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm

The time has come to replace the battery, charger does not want to charge it up.

Battery is currently holding 11.2/11.2v so I assume it's basically goosed?

Any recommendations for the replacement battery?

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by gtd65 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:39 pm

This appears to be the cheapest on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lextek-Motor ... SwyXNaAflU

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by bikerbaker » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:01 am

gtd65 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
The time has come to replace the battery, charger does not want to charge it up.

Battery is currently holding 11.2/11.2v so I assume it's basically goosed?

Any recommendations for the replacement battery?
Just hate it when that happens! Smart chargers deciding for you when your battery is kaput. My old fashioned charger died a couple of years ago after about 30 years during which time it "reconditioned" lots of car and bike batteries (might have killed a few too but overall saved me loads).

Had a couple of cheap batteries on the C90 which have worked OK for a while but last year I fitted a Motobatt MB5U, just over £30 but seems great. Depends on how often you use the bike and how long you are planning on keeping it really. Probably be fine with a cheapy if used regularly and or trickle charged. :D

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by hairygit » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:36 am

gtd65 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:39 pm
This appears to be the cheapest on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lextek-Motor ... SwyXNaAflU
I've dealt with these people before, battery still good after more than 3 years. The only gripe I had with them is no personal collection, which is a pain when they are less than a mile from me, so have to wait for it to come by courier. The reason they gave was "Health and Safety" regs as they don't have a dedicated retail counter to deal with collections, bloody stupid if you ask me!

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by gtd65 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:44 pm

bikerbaker wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:01 am
gtd65 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
The time has come to replace the battery, charger does not want to charge it up.

Battery is currently holding 11.2/11.2v so I assume it's basically goosed?

Any recommendations for the replacement battery?
Just hate it when that happens! Smart chargers deciding for you when your battery is kaput. My old fashioned charger died a couple of years ago after about 30 years during which time it "reconditioned" lots of car and bike batteries (might have killed a few too but overall saved me loads).

Had a couple of cheap batteries on the C90 which have worked OK for a while but last year I fitted a Motobatt MB5U, just over £30 but seems great. Depends on how often you use the bike and how long you are planning on keeping it really. Probably be fine with a cheapy if used regularly and or trickle charged. :D
Yeah I'm using the Aldi smart charger on it - just clicks and goes back to the voltage reading when you try to charge.

A mate of mine has an older style battery charger I could try, I guess...

The bike it only taken out on nice sunny days to be honest. The cheap Chinese unit has done well to survive 4 years in fairness.

Did you fit the YB5L-B to your Kayak?
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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by gtd65 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 pm

hairygit wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:36 am
gtd65 wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:39 pm
This appears to be the cheapest on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lextek-Motor ... SwyXNaAflU
I've dealt with these people before, battery still good after more than 3 years. The only gripe I had with them is no personal collection, which is a pain when they are less than a mile from me, so have to wait for it to come by courier. The reason they gave was "Health and Safety" regs as they don't have a dedicated retail counter to deal with collections, bloody stupid if you ask me!
Just checked the dimensions of my battery vs the Lextec:

Lextek Motorcycle Battery YB5L-B 120x60x130mm

Riders Motorcycle Battery XXXX-X 110x68x85mm

Suppose I should measure the cage dimensions rather than the battery?

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Re: RIDERS CUB DISCUSSION

Post by gtd65 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:58 pm

This might be closer in size to the original Riders unit?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lextek-Motor ... SwC-taAbrq

Lextek Motorcycle Battery YB4L-B 120x70x92mm (YB4LB)

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