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Suitable battery for electric start


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HiDanno again.Can anyone recommend a battery formy Rapide fitted with Grosset.elecstart?I have a Rob Hunter YTX14-BS which I thoughtwas the recommended 14ah but it's only 12ah.l checked out the Yuasa 14ah but dimensions aredifferent.At least for now I'm getting the hang of kickstarting!ThanksDanno


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Hi I have had a Varta YTZ14S-BS fitted for last 3 years .
I think it is the dogs b*******ks much better than Yauasa fitted on mt Duke.
Ray ps was about £60


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Can't seem to edit my posts - says HTML code is off.
Anyway re. the battery - it may be my Rob Hunter YTX14-BS is under- performing.It's hardly had any use
but has stood for a few years with regular Optimate charge.
The Varta is 1Ah less than the Hunter but if it turns your twin over ok then i'll go for it.
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