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Jul 09

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Sprint St 1050 Battery problems

I've had lots of bikes over the last 30 years (including two Sprint ST's) and never a problem with batteries. However, since I got my Sprint St 1050 I have had problems starting because the battery is frequently flat. Has anyone had the same problems with the ST 1050 ? (BTW - getting the battery out is a major exercise compared to the older Sprint ST models).

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  • Posted 6 years ago (30 July 2009 09:33)

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Aug 07

Posts: 4227

used2bfast says:

I have 955 ST

and mine was the same, prob due to the alarm. (only if I left it for more than a couple of weeks. If started every day it was ok)I have an optimate fitted now whilst in my garage, and have had no problems since. (same battery)

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Mar 09

Posts: 8944

jaffa90 says:


I`ve had batteries made in china/taiwan and they only last 18months and struggle too hold charge,:upset: When the battery is a long job getting it out,I suggest you buy a yuasa made in japan,these will hold charge for weeks even with an alarm as i did on my fjr:biggrin: 

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Jul 09

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Sprint ST 1050 Battery problems

Thanks for the tip. Have ordered a yuasa.

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