This afternoon I was cruising in the nearby villages. I've stopped for a minute or two and the bike was just dead. It turned out that the battery suddenly died.
Luckily it didn't happen last week when I was in a tour at the mountains of Tatra. It was two years old and really took care of it. This morning I did measure it was 12.7V and now it's wreck.
It was an hour of misery I was pushing the bike to a main road (slight uphill...) where the very first biker stopped immediately! I always feel thankful about our society of bikers!
Guess what he pulled out from his backpack! A brand new battery he just bought!!! :) I've bought it from him so that I could come home.
It fits, just the height is 2cm smaller. And the thing is that the manual recommends the FTX12-BS and that has a maximum starting current 150 A. My old battery had 180 A.
This new one is only 120 A.
Do you think it's a problem? I mean will it die faster? I don't want to break down again:) Better to replace it? The bike started up fine (tried only twice).
Thanks and greetings,