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BSAJimbo
08-15-2010, 11:23 AM
I recently got a BSA bobber from a guy and the battery took a shit. But it's a 12V 7.5Ah battery out of a UPS battery backup or something. It worked fine until the battery crapped out. But I was wondering what kind of batteries you guys are running on your bikes? And if you have a capacitor what size is it? I figure a 35V rating would be fine but is it like 1 Farad or what?
Thanks,
Jimbo

nglshbiker
08-15-2010, 4:46 PM
A 12N7 3A or 4A i think is what I used last - if you got it from HD itd be a 73 kick only Sportster battery if I remember correctly - no capacitor



I recently got a BSA bobber from a guy and the battery took a shit. But it's a 12V 7.5Ah battery out of a UPS battery backup or something. It worked fine until the battery crapped out. But I was wondering what kind of batteries you guys are running on your bikes? And if you have a capacitor what size is it? I figure a 35V rating would be fine but is it like 1 Farad or what?
Thanks,
Jimbo

BSAJimbo
08-15-2010, 4:48 PM
Well I couldn't find a suitable battery in stock anywhere today, but I stuck a 4700uF cap in just for shitsngiggles and it ran pretty decent. I found a battery online for $16 so we'll see how that works out.

Note: I got into this because my ground wire from the battery to the chassis and the tympanium to the ground were shady. I put nice fat wires on with good connectors and it actually runs smoother!

CMA406
08-15-2010, 6:24 PM
from what ive read, get a mag and dont look back....

BSAJimbo
08-17-2010, 7:56 PM
Well a mag would be cool, but the bike runs good and a battery is $16 and a mag is $750!