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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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My battery dilema

I was going for a afternoon ride, so I thought. Went to fire up the vulcan and only to find the mf battery was dead.

I was determind to ride today considering it was finally sunny and warm, so I did the unthinkable, I purchased a dry cell battery so I could enjoy a nice day to ride.

Now I will have to purchase a new mf battery, but heck it was worth it.

I'm Just curious if anyone else did the unthinkable just to have their bike road ready and suffered the wallet shock to enjoy a ride.
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My Sears MF went dead just out of warranty but they were great guys and replaced it for free!

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I was going for a afternoon ride, so I thought. Went to fire up the vulcan and only to find the mf battery was dead.

I was determind to ride today considering it was finally sunny and warm, so I did the unthinkable, I purchased a dry cell battery so I could enjoy a nice day to ride.

Now I will have to purchase a new mf battery, but heck it was worth it.

I'm Just curious if anyone else did the unthinkable just to have their bike road ready and suffered the wallet shock to enjoy a ride.
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A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, to get his ride ready. But... couldn't you have bought an already charged MF battery somewhere?

By the way, when you said you bought a dry cell battery (the unthinkable) did you really mean a flooded battery? You know, the type with the vent hose and that requires periodic maintenance by adding distilled water to the cells.

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A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, to get his ride ready. But... couldn't you have bought an already charged MF battery somewhere?

By the way, when you said you bought a dry cell battery (the unthinkable) did you really mean a flooded battery? You know, the type with the vent hose and that requires periodic maintenance by adding distilled water to the cells.
X2^^^^ I`ve never heard of an automotive or motorcycle drycell battery.

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X2^^^^ I`ve never heard of an automotive or motorcycle drycell battery.
Oddessy makes batteries that are dry cell.


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The battery I purchased was a autocraft dry charged battery part 14LA2 from advanced auto. The battery cell was dry and I had to remove the cell caps and pour the battery acid in.

Only reason I purchased this battery is because everwhere I went they didn't have the mf battery in stock. I ordered one, but since the weather was nice I had a itch to ride today. This battery will be removed when my mf battery arrives early next week.
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can't you just throw the MFer on a charger?
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The MFer is dead. It was the original battery and sometimes batteries do need replaced when they wont hold a charge.
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Oddessy makes batteries that are dry cell.
Thanks lance, I learn something new here every day. So these are drycells, like a flashlight AA, C, or D cells, as opposed to a battery that is dry because it does not have the electrolyte poured in yet, when it becomes a normal wet cell battery?

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