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MX125

Post by jthspace » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:50 pm

So, haven't ridden the bike for 2 months, bad boy. The battery was flat, wont recharge or recover (even using not-to-be-tried methods of a spanner :)

Anyway, got a genuine replacement over the web, ordered a couple of days before Christmas, and it arrived o Christmas Eve, so all-hail MDS BATTERY SPECIALISTS on mdsbattery.co.uk for outstanding service.

They advertise on eBay BUT I did a google search for the battery type and their shop came up and they were £5 cheaper direct, rather than thru eBay. A tip worth remembering, as I did a trial search on other suppliers / items and they were often cheaper by avoiding eBay. Still a great place to visit, search, but not always the cheapest.

To counter the above, I needed some vertical blind replacement slats. I paid 0.99p each, machined top and bottom, with weights and plastic chain. Post free, so the whole replacement of 30 3" slats cost under £30 delivered! Amazing value from myhomestoreltd on eBay.

Next weekend, weather permitting, a bike-clean session, new battery and a whirl around the lanes to look forward to . . . . .

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Post by maximus » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:00 pm

Can't remember where I got my last battery from but it was cheap and quick to arrive and they didn't fleece me for delivery either. It was for Sasha's bike although that has not left the garage for the best part of a year. Might try firing it up if the weather clears a bit. Needs cleaning up anyway as she wants to sell it. She has her heart set on a MP3 LT jobby.

Sasha gave up on taking the bike test for now so the MP3 will do what she wants and it's less hassle. Not sure if it will be the 300 or 500 but I guess that depends on how things go financially in the coming months.

Have you got one of those conditioning battery chargers? They work wonders on seemingly dead batteries. I got one for the BMW when I had it as the battery was a complete pain in the ass to remove. Was able to hook up the charger and bring it back to life in-situ. Charger comes with special leads and plugs for charging on the vehicle. Well worth the money.
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Post by jthspace » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:35 pm

Aggh! Lost the post when the router mysteriously rebooted itself.

Anyway, the reason it went flat was I had an alarm on the bike and with daily use, the small current drain was immaterial, but a 2 month lay-up and it flattened the battery and killed it. Lesson learned.

I have a cheapish bike trickle charger for winter use, but concentration wasn't there and I ignored a loved one - so it cost me £40. Ignoring the other loved one would cost FAR more :)

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