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Offline Wassers

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The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:32:51 PM »
Well... as I said in an earlier post - I haven't been using my Mutley for a while during this glorious (open face helmet) weather as I've been using my Thruxton R.

However the weather forecast for tomorrow morning looks a little dodgy with some possible wet stuff during my work commute into the big smoke and I don't want to get the Thruxton R wet and dirty! (its a glorious bike, but takes bloomin forever to clean!) + when using an open face helmet rain flippen hurts!!!

So thought I would ride in tomorrow on my Mutley instead, but hang on a minute.... I have just looked at my calendar and realised I haven't fired her up in over 5 weeks!!!  :005:

So rather than chance it tomorrow morning, thought I better give it a try, and guess what.... fired up very first time without any hesitation!

The standard 950 battery seems to be pretty awesome!!! :152:
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Offline Dave G

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 08:09:07 PM »
Is there an easy way to bump start the bike if you are stranded with a flat battery.??
I had a situation at home at the beginning of the year when I went to start it after 6 weeks and was totally flat. Never even turned over once.
I forgot about my tracker and that needs power too. I leave my bike on the trickle charger now most of the time so I don't have a repeat episode.

I tried to push and bump but the compression is too much. My old 600cc 4 cylinder was easy to do if i forgot to turn off my Oxford grips at work. That's one reason I won't buy oxfords again. They were supposed to be intelligent!!. They must have been faulty.

Offline lather

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 10:08:40 PM »
Good to know it will hold a charge. The battery on my 1098 was a weakfish.  I have two battery tenders but I use them on the two bikes that don't get run as often. The battery
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Offline briantheb

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 11:35:26 PM »
I put the 950 off the road for the winter months and use an Optimate, however at the being of this summer I broke a finger and the bike has been laid up without said Optimate for nearly 3 months but last week started without hesitation.
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Offline Darsey

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 10:10:44 AM »
yea I find that the battery is also good on the 950. I had two hypermotard 1100 and the battery stuggled on them quite often.
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Offline Conman

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 11:13:43 AM »
I had a tall bike (Aprilia Pegaso) that I tried to bump start. The problem was not so much the compression but throwing my leg over while running with the engine kicking off. I usually kneed the seat and almost ended in a pile gasping for breath. So either bump start without jumping on (not something I find easy) or look for another method would be my advice.
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Offline ChrisS

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
I'm afraid I didn't find the battery that good.  I was travelling for work for the last two months and had to leave the bike parked up under a cover.  This week I was able to move it back into the garage and hook up the tender. Battery dead.  Had to run out and get a new one,. Bike batteries are so fickle.  I've had batteries last a six month winter lay up and start with no problem and others fail in a few weeks.

Offline S-westerly

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 09:12:28 PM »
Came home after 3 months away and the bike had been parked outside but under a standard cover. Bike started at the first turn of the key. Can't complain about the battery at all.

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Re: The standard 950 battery is pretty awesome !!!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 07:20:36 AM »
Last winter I disconnected the battery & brought it inside room temperature which worked fine, but this winter 🥶 Im using the genuine Ducati battery maintainer, but unlike normal trickle chargers it does not connect to the battery, you plug it into the diagnostic port, I must also add its in a garage.
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