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    wolfy

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    Battery upgrade

    Post by wolfy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:39 pm

    Do'nt no if this is old news but my 06 ktm battery is shit, this time of year? cold heated grips litghs on stuck in bogs helping mates trying to find neutral or starting it in gear, anyway it's a simple job.

    1 Don't bye standard battery ask for ytx7l-bs 12v 6ah ( standard is a ytx5l - 4ah ) the only diffrance is the 12 6ah is 20mm heigher.
    ( check were you bye, specalist battery Man said £ 39.50 and wasn't putting vat up till march, i payed £ 25 Ray Cowles Pontypool )

    2 I took the battery box off 3 6mm bolts, using hack saw blade cut the bottom section out so the battery couid slide down more.

    3 Then got a peace of thin steel about 100mm long 25mm wide with 13mm hole drilled in one end.

    4 Fit the battery box backin just the top 2 bolts get your peace of steel place it behind the battery box with hole at bottom fixing point, hold new battery in box upto the top & mark steel at bottom of battery, bend steel 90 degees & bolt it in.

    5 i put 2 peace's of old inner tube over bottom bolt to stop it rubbing on battery bunge's on job done.
    know you got 6amp instead of 4 amp
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    Jimmy

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by Jimmy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:26 pm

    Good tip, i,l have to remember that.
    Are KTM,s prone to having week batterys?
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    wolfy

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by wolfy on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:02 am

    No! not in most situations, yet conditions can change & the harder it gets the less you won't want to kick it. Also nice to start it in gear at the start line ? i changed mine cos being 5.8 ft tall & legs like chop sticks i need the button Very Happy
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    Walnutwhip

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by Walnutwhip on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 pm

    Its the 6ah that makes the big difference increased cranking power!

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    cnbevan1979

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by cnbevan1979 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:03 pm

    Yes I changed mine to the 6ah on the 250 and it started on the button a lll day had to change the battery tray though stock them in mounters
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    wolfy

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by wolfy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:26 pm

    How much was the battery box at mounnters, how much battery cost? O forget to say my baby is a 450 and i loves her,but she don'nt lke being kicked.
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    cnbevan1979

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    Re: Battery upgrade

    Post by cnbevan1979 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:44 pm

    Not sure mate I had a few bits and pieces had the battery off the web for around 25£

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