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Offline alan29

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2021, 09:04:39 »
Tried all sorts.
They all need replacing after a year because the wind makes them wear thin and shred where they rub against the mirrors.

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2021, 18:06:22 »
For those who are still interested finally allowed back down our caravan in Ashford and got to uncover the triumph which has been covered up since October
Well to be honest the cover has done a very good job the bike just needs a good wash and polish :thumb:

As expected the battery is dead flat I have connected it to my Oxford optimiser and as yet after 2 hours it is still reading 000 volts & 000 Amps a new battery is needed me thinks  lol
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2021, 18:56:50 »
Didn't I read on here somewhere that, that could be the case with an Optimiser?
I think the recommendation was to give it a boost by connecting a 'good' battery across the dodgy one and then connect the Optimiser, or put a 'standard' charger on it for a while.
I may be wrong here but hopefully someone will come along and help before you spend your hard earned.  :thumb:
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2021, 19:26:56 »
You've remembered correctly Mick: the Optimiser will do nothing with zero volt batteries so connect another in parallel and charge both for a good while before trying it on its own again - how long depends on the current your charger puts out. If it's lain dead flat for any time, especially in winter, then it's probably beyond help though.
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2021, 20:22:08 »
Ah right thank you Barbel Mick & Mr Nick  :thumb:
I only bought the optimiser down with me this weekend and I am not sure how old the battery is as I only bought the bike last year so I might treat it to a new battery I will see if there is a Halfords nearby I know there is Laguna a triumph dealership just up the road but they will want an arm and a leg for a battery  lol

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2021, 18:20:51 »
Well started looking for a new battery this morning done a search and found one on the Halfords website click & collect for £57.99 pick up in Ashford
When I get there they went to get it and they only had the box and no battery  :dl_smiley_banghead:
So had to go to the Triumph dealer in the end there price £66.99  :icon_batterup:
So after me saying how much the salesman gave me 15% discount  :thumb:
He said he would prepare it for me and I was to pick it up later today WTF
I said I would do it myself but apparently the laws have changed and they cannot let anyone take the Acid out of the shop  :crazy:
Anyway got the battery now and have it on the optimiser and will fit it tomorrow

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2021, 18:34:07 »
This thread has suffered from 'jump leads', don't you think............  lol
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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2021, 22:30:56 »
Good to see you're sorted.
The change in law on acid was because the scroates were throwing it in people's faces.

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2021, 23:02:00 »
 @uk_Vstrom650 yes I understand that now thank you  :thumb:

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Re: Outdoor bike cover
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2021, 23:38:22 »
This thread has suffered from 'jump leads', don't you think............  lol


Or, maybe, a volt(e) face?