Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomePublicationsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Boooooo.... Flat battery

Go down 
AuthorMessage
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal


PostSubject: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:29 pm

After week after week of non stop rain I was delighted to see the weather perk up last night. Got all my bike gear on, removed the usual flotsam & jetsom form the garage to actually dig my bike out, and the bloody thing wouldn't turn over.

I'm guessing it's just a flat battery....

I did put a new battery on a couple of years ago, but I guess lack of use this lousy Summer has taken it's toll. I'm told you can't charge bikes with a regular car battery charger. But anyone know if it's OK to try jump leads from my car to kick it into life?

beyond that I'm stumped....

If anyone's got any smart ideas I'd love to hear 'em.

cheers
Back to top Go down
Bunso Steel
Valued Member
Bunso Steel


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm not sure about the jump leads.

Probably the easiest way is to get a buddy to give you a push and try to bump start it?
Back to top Go down
Bunso Steel
Valued Member
Bunso Steel


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:54 pm

Just looked it up, 12 volt battery from the car is fine to jump start the 12 volt battery in the bike.
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:43 pm

The car battery is fine but never have the car engine running whilst doing it, EVER!!!!!
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Have you thought about buying an optimate or similar they keep your battery in tip top condition.
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:57 pm

thanks everyone...some very helpful info. and i think your right simbo..an optimisrer seems a good idea. cheers
Back to top Go down
bigmal
Very Valued VIP Member
bigmal


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:50 pm

Thanks again guys. Just ordered OXIMISER 900 for £33 which is a really good price. Here's the link if anyone else is looking for one.

http://shop.autoparts-inverurie.co.uk/oxford-oximiser-900-battery-charger-of570-9545-p.asp


cheers
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:26 pm

I wouldn't be without one, even if you don't have the opportunity to keep it plugged in all the time, it is so easy to activate and boost the battery when you do.
The problems normally occur with batteries when they are left unused in very cold conditions or you do lots of short trips which stop the battery from being fully recharged.
Good buy Mal
Back to top Go down
alfie92
Very Valued VIP Member
alfie92


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:28 pm

Thats the way to go Mal,good investment.
Back to top Go down
Ian800
Valued Member
Ian800


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:00 am

I have that very same model, it has served me well for the last couple of years.
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
captain crash


PostSubject: Oxford Oximiser 3800   Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:34 am

I bought the oxford maximiser 3800 after Mr I recomended it some time ago as I needed one that would do the bike and car, it even has a high boost charge if needed. It was a bit expensive but as it was able to do everything it was much better for me than buying a seperate bike and car charger.

Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:03 pm

As the connector leads use a standard part found in Maplins I have made up permanent connections that are left on my car, the wife's car, both my bikes and my portable battery booster for a real quick connect on everything I might use the Optimiser on.
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:25 pm

Those look like the Rolls Royce and Bentleys of battery chargers

I have the Austin Maxi version Oximiser 600 Looks kind of dog shit compared to those bad boys they work ok though
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:00 pm

I have got one of those as well and I couldn't fault it. I was bought the 3800 as a prezzie by the Mrs because George Whites were doing one of their crazy knock down sales but if I hadn't been, I would not have changed from that model as it does what it says on the box.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Boooooo.... Flat battery   

Back to top Go down
 
Boooooo.... Flat battery
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» bush battery charging Q?
» GP 3000 with Light weight Lithium Battery system
» battery failures
» GP3000 - info on Lucky Lark Battery and Coil
» Michaux State Forest ~ Big Flat ATV Ride

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: Battery-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» Bono Estente
by Skidalot Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» Hello to all
by Skidalot Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 am

» Greetings from Scandinavia
by OldManYam Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:00 pm

» CLUTCH SLIPPING STILL
by OldManYam Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:56 pm

» Engine swap
by Rayzrider Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:38 pm

» Hello from Hong Kong
by OldManYam Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:26 pm

» Re: My first project bike
by Rayzrider Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 am

» Suzuki Intruder VL 800 2001 Wiring
by ASantos Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:13 am

» VS800 vs Marauder 800 carbs
by simbo Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 pm

» Hello
by Andre van Rooyen Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:05 am

» Miss ing
by peardrop3 Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:30 pm

» new new new
by 2006JD.C50T Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:07 pm

» Greetings
by OldManYam Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm

» to crankshaft regrind or not
by LazyBones Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:40 pm

» Newby from Norfolk
by ardie Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:42 pm

» con rod problem
by mo800 Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:38 pm

» Hello and happy holidays from florida
by stingray Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:08 pm

» Whats goin on everybody
by ardie Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:33 pm

» Hi fellow riders
by ardie Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:06 am

» Help! 99 Suzuki vz800 making clicking sound!
by abrown Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:52 pm

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password