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    I had two shorai's in my BMW classic race bikes, one is nearly 5 years old and the other is about 3 and now in my Norton.
    Have the charger and cell checking meter.
    I don't think my old bikes charging systems put out enough for them. I think you need at least 14.5 volts...?,13.7 from what I have read is too low.
    On a side note just getting a pair of H4 LED for the Beemers.
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    I'm sure they have recently passed a law saying if it was not fitted with one standard then you can't fit a LED globe. Something to do with the reflectors in in the lamp needing to be bulb type specific to stop it radiating out like a disco ball and blinding on-coming traffic.

    There is a thread on KB somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    I'm sure they have recently passed a law saying if it was not fitted with one standard then you can't fit a LED globe. Something to do with the reflectors in in the lamp needing to be bulb type specific to stop it radiating out like a disco ball and blinding on-coming traffic.

    There is a thread on KB somewhere.
    As I understand ... it has more to do with Compliance issues rather than safety issues ... Thank all the Boy-Racers out there for the rule changes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    On a side note just getting a pair of H4 LED for the Beemers.
    http://stores.advmonster.com/native-h4r2/
    yeah as above ya not likely to get a wof with them... now the GF has them in a a Buell Loki kinda need em as the charging system cant handle to large H3's putting LEDs in made a huge diference, noe even the the heated grips dont drain the batt and it holds 14+V
    HOWEVER... they dont just fit in easy as pain in the arse and aparently not to good at night BUT for day use very good makes a H3 look silly
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    I'm sure they have recently passed a law saying if it was not fitted with one standard then you can't fit a LED globe. Something to do with the reflectors in in the lamp needing to be bulb type specific to stop it radiating out like a disco ball and blinding on-coming traffic.

    There is a thread on KB somewhere.
    I've had one in my BMW for a few years, its beam spread/cut off is pretty poor but the new one is according to reports very good.
    Its not the reflector or lens its the way the lamp filiments are arranged.
    KB thread somewhere ....

    Perhaps they should look less at silly things and have a good look at the state of the roads, driver training and drivers under influence.
    I care less about petty laws and more about my survival on the roads which these days give me the shits.
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    Had a Motobatt and it only lasted for 5yrs.
    So I replaced it with another and it's still going strong.

    So?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Had a Motobatt and it only lasted for 5yrs.
    So I replaced it with another and it's still going strong.

    So?
    wow that's interesting, but when did you replace it 5 weeks 5 months 5 years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    wow that's interesting, but when did you replace it 5 weeks 5 months 5 years ago?
    The first motobatt was replaced in 2017. It had lasted for 5yrs.
    The second motobatt replaced the first, and that is still going strong atm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    The first motobatt was replaced in 2017. It had lasted for 5yrs.
    The second motobatt replaced the first, and that is still going strong atm.
    so that's narrowed it down to from 16 to 28 months...

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    Had one of those yellow Motobatts, lasted almost nine months !
    Shop replaced it with another brand and has been fine for two years so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    so that's narrowed it down to from 16 to 28 months...
    Fot the second battery... so far. No sign of it degrading.

    The first one I had in the bike (as previously stated) lasted for over 5yrs.
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    I've had one in my scooter for a number of years. I thought it was failing and bought another. Turned out the problem was a starter clutch/gear/bearing problem. All fixed and old battery back in and doing the business.

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    They appear to be very random - I had a excellent run out of one (and I'm told it's still going). Others shit.

    A bit like dating then, some stay full of spark, others go flat quickly.

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    I just don't know why you'd take a chance when you can buy a Yuasa for a similar price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I just don't know why you'd take a chance when you can buy a Yuasa for a similar price.
    Because the replacement warranty is better, and it's not a similar price in my experience.
    Polemic....look it up

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