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  • Offline Gogsyboy   gb

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    Battery change
    on: February 22, 2022, 09:17:44 pm
    February 22, 2022, 09:17:44 pm
    Hello all
    My 950 Battery is 5 years old and just doesnít seem to have enough power to crank bike after sitting for a wile despite being on trickle charger, so going to buy a new one as it starts when I connect my small jump charger pack.  Iím just wondering, I take it itís an easy swap over and I canít do any damage by changing the battery myself, Iím happy to do it as I have done on other bikes when replacing a battery but havenít changed one on a Ducati, just thinking thereís no harm in asking first to seek advice from others who have done same Better safe than sorry 😁 and all that. Hopefully a simple question for you all.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Battery change
    Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 05:54:20 pm
    February 28, 2022, 05:54:20 pm
    Hi,

    Two thoughts .. Firstly if you are getting like for like I cannot see that being a problem. Secondly I took my battery out of my bike two winters ago and stored it on garage shelf with a trickle charge on it. No problems putting it back in.
    Kind Regards,
    Wethogs

    (A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

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    Re: Battery change
    Reply #2 on: February 28, 2022, 06:01:29 pm
    February 28, 2022, 06:01:29 pm
    Thanks for this, itís appreciated. I donít anticipate any issues but I just wanted to check as space is quite tight in there and Iím miles away from a dealership if anything went pop- I am just got to get the same battery, that ones lasted since bike was new in 2017 so happy with that
    Cheers

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    Re: Battery change
    Reply #3 on: February 28, 2022, 07:26:48 pm
    February 28, 2022, 07:26:48 pm
    I also have a 5 year old Multi and have disconnected the battery a few times now - no problem - and just for info, my original battery is still going strong (that's probably tempting fate saying that)

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    Re: Battery change
    Reply #4 on: March 03, 2022, 03:22:01 pm
    March 03, 2022, 03:22:01 pm
    I killed my battery when the bike was about a year old by leaving the parking lights on when I put the bike under a cover for a couple of weeks.
    Removal and replacement was easy - then I realised that there's a soft plastic casing around the battery that I should have switched from old to new to make sure battery was held firmly in place.
    So I got to remove the battery again and refit it with the extra casing.

     



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