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Offline wb82

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New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:46:36 am »
Hi Everyone

I have noticed the battery on my F 800 GT is on the way out.
Clearwater BMW quoted me R2679 for a new battery (R125 fitment).
This is a little ridiculous. Can anyone point me in the direction of someone in the West Rand/Randburg area that can possibly replace the battery for cheaper?
Noticed something about the date needs to be set that i am not 100% sure how to do...
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Offline Roadhawg

Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 08:55:51 am »
Hi Everyone

I have noticed the battery on my F 800 GT is on the way out.
Clearwater BMW quoted me R2679 for a new battery (R125 fitment).
This is a little ridiculous. Can anyone point me in the direction of someone in the West Rand/Randburg area that can possibly replace the battery for cheaper?
Noticed something about the date needs to be set that i am not 100% sure how to do...

I usually go to Startline in Edenvale with the old battery and ask for a new one.

I know Moto Speed Shop in Ferndale/Randburg can get a battery for you but he won't have in stock.   Speak to Duane  or Byron https://www.facebook.com/motospeedshopferndale/?fref=ts
 

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Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 10:25:14 am »
Battery Centre in Fourways stock. +/- R1200
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Offline krister

Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 10:49:25 am »
Try Full Throttle in Beyers Naude (close to Cresta).  I paid around R800 for my GS1200 (AC) a month or so ago...
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Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 12:37:06 pm »
Battery Centre down at Retail Crossing on Hendrik Potgieter has bike batteries - replaced my F800GS battery there - as you turn left into the shopping centre hook a right into the sliproad - next door to the tyre dealer (Tiger Wheels I think).

PS - Clearwater BMW is a ripoff
« Last Edit: October 05, 2016, 12:38:03 pm by Ventana »
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Offline phats

Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 12:52:33 pm »
Hi  try Orbit batteries Stubens Valley 082 657 23232
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Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 02:09:43 pm »
motobatt battery for my 800gs about 2-3 months ago from battery centre in centurion R600-R700
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Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 02:33:35 pm »
might be novel batt not motobatt :xxbah:
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Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 07:42:48 am »
Thanks for all the responses everyone. Very much appreciated.
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Offline Dirty Des

Re: New battery - help needed in the West Rand
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 11:00:42 am »
Also give Battery Centre in Randburg opposite St Stithians a call, I've found them to give a very good deals on bike batteries and they carry stock!

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