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PostPosted: October 30th, 2017, 7:42 pm 
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So, as un updated to my brand new( to me )92 machine, it runs as i imagine it would be....Perfect! Despite im still not confortable 100% on it, due to my lack of height.

I've started looking at her,removing the side covers, also to start to know ver better.
All seems thight, only thigh that didn't look right was the battery terninals corrosion. I'll clean them with a thootbrush using baking soda and water tomorow, but was wondering if it could mean somethingh more.


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PostPosted: October 31st, 2017, 2:05 pm 
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Usually a loose connection. Clean everything up, make sure the battery acid is full to the appropriate line and fully charged... then use some dielectric grease on all the connections, hook the battery back up and keep an eye on it. A lead acid battery in my TransAlp is good for about 3 years if properly maintained..about a season if neglected.

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PostPosted: November 1st, 2017, 4:35 am 
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What Garry said above. As to battery life, I ride year round as our winters are probably on a par with northern European Summers. The current battery in my '03 XL650V Transalp is 4 years old and the previous one, now about 9 years old is still doing service in my Hyo 250, though if left to sit for more than a week it needs charging before starting. That said I paid about au $125 9 years ago and over au$170 4 years ago.

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 2:19 am 
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GuiRC wrote:
So, as un updated to my brand new( to me )92 machine, it runs as i imagine it would be....Perfect! Despite im still not confortable 100% on it, due to my lack of height.

I've started looking at her,removing the side covers, also to start to know ver better.
All seems thight, only thigh that didn't look right was the battery terninals corrosion. I'll clean them with a thootbrush using baking soda and water tomorow, but was wondering if it could mean somethingh more.

for example, use this spray http://www.h2off.it/eling.html
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