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codewahn

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codewahn says:

battry help

i recently got a used sinnis apache but it needs a new battery as the one that is in it just isn't the rite one for it. i came across one battery i want but im not sure if it will fit in the holder

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MotoBatt-QuadFlex-MBTX9U-Battery-for-a-Suzuki-SV-650-All-Models-1999-2010-/180910323285?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2a1f187655 

would that one fit or would i need a smaller one?

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

battery

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-12V9AH-Battery-for-Sinnis-Apache-125-QM125GY-/160576881874?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item256320c4d2

i think that is the standard battery not 100% sure tho, its the standard one for the pulse adrenaline so probably is.

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

battery

ok so i seen this http://www.chinesemotorcyclepartsonline.co.uk/partno_HJTX7LFP.php?i=QM125GY

quite expensive but i know its small enough to fit. tho my only concern is that its a 6ah and standard is 9? would that still run the bike normally?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

terminals

I can`t help you anymore but remember the + -- terminals to be in the same position as yours if it`s correct. Also 9 ah.

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Right battery.

  • You'll find three choices. Identify it's "Year of Manufacture", not year of registration, (-although the 08-10 and the 11 look to be identical in the battery department. Double check that).
  • Scroll down to Electrical.
  • Now you have a choice of four batteries. For dimensions hover over the Information symbol.
  • The cheapo pattern jobby is 150mm x 87mm x 105mm which must, by definition, be the standard size.
  • The Yuasa and the Motobatt (-both good makes) have the same dimensions as the pattern battery so they should fit.
The Yuasa battery is a YTX9-BS which you can also get at Halfords. They might even fit it for you, or you could ask them to take a battery out to your bike and see if it will fit.

If not pre-filled, filling with acid is easy because tne acid comes in a cartridge which plugs in and just drips into the battery. My local bike shop does this for me, especially on batteries which sit at an angle/ on one side in the bike (so they know it won't leak), and they give it a topping-up charge as well.

All this assumes you have a standard size battery box/cage. Best bet is to buy from a bike shop and let them decide what you need.

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

wires

that  YTX9-BS would probably fit but there is  allways some sort of problem,  the wires seem to only reach if the negative is on the left and i don't know if the previous owner has re routed the wires, i cant seem to make them go anywhere else. the battery bay is H135mm W83-85mm L145mm

thinking about it wouldnt i be able to get some sort of extention cable for the wires then i wont need to worry where the terminals are

but im guessing my best bet is paying the extra bit of cash and getting one of these
http://www.chinesemotorcyclepartsonline.co.uk/partno_HJTX7LFP.php?i=QM125GY

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

Lion

The Lion battery is smaller capacity so will go flat quicker when the bike is standing. If you have an alarm and /or leave it long periods then it could be a problem, and when lion batteries go flat they're dead. The lower Ah wouldn't be a problem when running. The CCA (cold cranking amps) spec is important-  needs comparing with the standard lead-acid battery to ensure it will crank OK. 

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

battery

after reading your post i had another quick look and came across this
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MotoBatt-QuadFlex-MB9U-Battery-for-a-Yamaha-SR-125-All-Models-1982-2003-/140778664933?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item20c70ff3e5

the battery box is H135mm H83mm L145mm
battery is H133mm W76mm L136mm
it has 4 terminals
so i think this would be the best battery to get?

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Check the battery orientation.

If you're still in doubt then no, a punt on a battery from eBay for a different bike isn't your best bet.

I think you might have had a point earlier on regarding battery orientation. You need to find out whether the battery is supposed to sit upright or on its side (-a sealed battery so no leaks). I found this diagram but the battery orientation still isn't clear, it could go either way. The battery holder is surprisingly complicated. I don't know if the rubber sleeve (also in Jaffa's eBay link) is optional, probably not. If your owner's manual is no help ask a Sinnis Apache owner on one of the Chinese-bike websites about orientation of the standard battery.

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codewahn

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codewahn says:

battery

i made a 3d paper template and thought it wasn't going to fit that i would have to side mount it but i forgot to take into account for the bracket, the battery sticks out and the bracket holds it then the fairing goes over it, its a strange design

that diagram is rite thats how the battery holder is placed onto the bike.
from what ive seen with them batteries on e-bay they title them that they are for a certain bike but then the same battery is titled for another bike think its just to make it more noticeable, i just search the battery model. the motobatt battery that is apparently for the sinnis is too big so i dont think it matters if i get a smaller one, tho im a utter noob when it comes to bike mechanics lol

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