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My Odyssey Battery finally died, after 5 yrs of good service.

Discussion in '24-7 Lounge' started by motoguzziman, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. motoguzziman

    motoguzziman Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I was motivated to put an Odyssey battery on the Breva, by the late Larry Kline, of GT Motors, Lansing MI.
    It was installed on the 9th of June 2010; with 26 730 miles on the clock.
    During the first 9 months in unheated storage, in Ontario, it did go flat, due to my alarm, even in sleep mode, draining the power.
    A short charge brought it back to life.
    Since then, when putting the bike in storage, I have disconnected the battery, and on my return 9 months later, the Guzzi fired right up.
    Today, in St George Utah, we were going to ride up to Snow Canyon & get the late afternoon colors of the rocks....
    Well, the bike would not start, we tried a jump, but it died again.
    On removing it, it was evident that it was dead, one end was all cracked up.
    Today 18th of June 2015, with 68 700 miles on the clock.
    5 years & 41 970 miles.
    Obviously I did not notice the cracks in the case, until I had removed it from the frame.
    Anyway we took it to O'Reilly auto parts, and they had nothing with screw in terminals, so they suggested we got across the road to CarQuest, as it was just on closing time.
    Well, they also did not have anything in the store, but could have a dry cell replacement, by 0800 tomorrow the 19th. so, fingers xed, as we are due to move on from St George tomorrow, taking the scenic route to Ely Nevada.
    Take Care Out There.
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    borgmann Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Get a Lithium! 10 year lifetime promised...
     
  4. motoguzziman

    motoguzziman Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Hmm, Well I am currently touring, I was in a motel for 2 nights, I had to leave next day, due to the place being fully booked.
    So I ended up with a dry cell from Napa.
    Not looked at any warranty, as it was a bit of a rush job, but ; So Far, So Good. Currently in Mesquite Nevada, heading for Kanab Utah tomorrow
    Take Care Out There
     

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