Hi Dave. I'm a bit ignorant of geography. Where exactly is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and what R U doing there?
And I bet you have a maint free battery! Happy 4th to U 2.
You are correct, Kuala Lumpur is in Malaysia, and Malaysia is the country between the island of Singapore and Thailand in South East Asia. Very tropical climate, overnight minimum 22C (70F) to 35C (95F) through the day, very humid usually about 70% and rains a lot in the afternoons. There are 3 main races in Malaysia, Malay, Chinese and Indian so three different religions, three lots of fantastic food, you want wonderful food that is also cheap come on over, evening meal at the local indian food stall is about $9US for my wife and myself soft drinks included. The other good thing is that it is central for south east asia and very easy to get to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Sumatra all wonderfully different places.
I can thougohly recommend coming over for a holiday to Malaysia, the accomodation and food is cheap compared to North America, UK, Oz etc, in Malaysia most people speak English very well as most buisness is conducted in english, 3 cultueres to experiance. If required you also have a local tour guide (if not travelling for work) and a spare motorcycle to experiance the real Malaysia.
My profession is a railway signal and communications engineer and have worked in the railway industry since I left school in 1977. Worked in Australia from 1982 and then came to Malaysia in 2002 to work on the signalling system for the Kuala Lumpur Monorail project.
I now work for SNC Lavalin and we have a contract to look after the the contract to purchase 35 four car trains for one of the commuter railways through Kuala Lumpur. I look after the day to day interface with the contractor and get involved with all aspects of the train design, production, testing and commissioning. The first train arrives in December this year from Bombardier in Sahagun, Mexico. There are some pictures of the trains under construction on the photo album at the bottom of the post.
And to answer your question, I don't have a maintenance free battery in the VN750 but when this one fails I will get one, my other bike is a Honda VFR750 and that has a MF battery. While the VN is starting and running ok I'll check the battery every week when I check the chain oiler for the VFR750.
A bit long winded but I hope it explains a lot, any more info just ask.
Almost forgot, I am married to a lovely Indian Malaysian lady and so my home is in Malaysia, I've put a link to my on line photo album for you all.
Happy 4th of July
PS Our petrol price went up 60% recently and is now 84c US a litre !!!
DaveT's photo album