Racing or Non-acid Batteries

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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Dave Clark » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:50 pm

Steven,s battery is VERY much smaller than almost any lead acid battery I have seen.

From memory it is about 15 amp hours, so, as he said, no churning to start(but it has never given any trouble)
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Big Daddy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:28 pm

Topic worthy of further investigation. We are always seeking cost-effective ways to reduce mass on the racers... :mrgreen:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Chris T » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:04 am

These attract positive comments in other motoring circles: http://www.odysseybattery.com/extreme_b ... specs.aspx
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Countryboy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Here's mine

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Held in place with a little steel strap I knocked up.

I can't see the need to put a heavy battery and leads running to it at the rear of a car these days
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Big Daddy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:49 pm

Countryboy wrote:Here's mine - Held in place with a little steel strap I knocked up.


Very neat installation... :thumbs:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Dave Clark » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:44 am

I used an Odyssey battery on my BMW bike after two Bosch batteries could not supply the voltage necessary to activate the ABS - no further trouble up until I sold the bike
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Countryboy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:08 am

Big Daddy wrote:
Countryboy wrote:Here's mine - Held in place with a little steel strap I knocked up.


Very neat installation... :thumbs:


Thanks

From memory the steel was from a Yorkshiremans's wallet protector
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Big Daddy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:32 am

CB - Do you know part number of your Odyssey battery please :?:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Duncan » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 am

Countryboy wrote:
Big Daddy wrote:
Countryboy wrote:Here's mine - Held in place with a little steel strap I knocked up.


Very neat installation... :thumbs:


Thanks

From memory the steel was from a Yorkshiremans's wallet protector


I'm surprised you were able to prise the steel from said wallet, much less drill holes & fashion into something useful! :wink:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Countryboy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:11 am

Big Daddy wrote:CB - Do you know part number of your Odyssey battery please :?:


Give me 48 hours please
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby exminiman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 pm

Wot a great idea......
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:04 pm

Duncan wrote:
Countryboy wrote:From memory the steel was from a Yorkshiremans's wallet protector



I'm surprised you were able to prise the steel from said wallet, much less drill holes & fashion into something useful! :wink:

looks like the Tight Yorkshireman has got a reputation 'Down under' as well, pretty soon it'll be global :whistle: :thumbs: :rol:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby Big Daddy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:44 am

Countryboy wrote:Give me 48 hours please


Time immemorial :?: ... :whistle:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby gazza82 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:07 pm

Big Daddy wrote:
Countryboy wrote:Give me 48 hours please


Time immemorial :?: ... :whistle:



Was going to ask ... :whistle:
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Re: Racing or Non-acid Batteries

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:10 pm

Big Daddy wrote:
Countryboy wrote:Give me 48 hours please


Time immemorial :?: ... :whistle:

his time is up :whistle: , good job you're not waiting :roll:
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