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Offline Frohan Visser

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KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« on: October 02, 2009, 08:03:16 am »
Howzit boys!!
My 640 is now 3 1/2 years old and it seems that the battery is going!! Is that about the lifespan or is there something else wrong?? I know i havent been riding a lot, but i charged it once and after a week it was flat again.....
Where in the Western cape except at KTM can I get one and do someone know the code, I can go and open it but want to get one today??
Then something else, in the owners manual they say one can charge your battery via the Hella socket on the dash of the 640, I made some small jumper cables with two clamps and a Hella socket on the other side, but no go. My polarity of the wires are correct, but its thinnish wires, about 2mm diametre of wire, can someone help here???
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Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:10:30 am »
Frohan if you have not been riding a lot 3 and half years is good on a battery. Get a trickle charger.
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Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:16:47 am »
Hi Frohan,replace that batt.,it will not stop giving you trouble from now on.Try Cecil at CPR in Montiekie se tuine.
Regards

P.S. Also check battery charge rate or new batt. will follow old one.
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Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 08:41:27 am »
I replaced my battery when the bike was 3.5 years old.

Go to any place and take the old battery with they buy the old one back.
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Offline ktmmer

Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 09:37:44 am »
There is definately something wrong the battery lasted to long  ;)
 

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Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 12:28:45 pm »
While you go about it why not fork out and get a sealed type... well worth the extra cash. We DS okes tend to let our bikes take a nap from time to time and normal batteries do not take kindly to have their guts spilled too often.
 

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Re: KTM 640 battery lifespan???
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 03:38:15 pm »
Jy ry die bike te min meneer!