I've bought some professional ear plugs, to help protect my hearing. It really does make driving the car a lot more enjoyable. Very scary when you do take them out though.
Went to take the Fury to work today, so I could go out for a drive at lunch time. It wouldn't start! This is the first time it has failed to start since I built it. Every indication that the battery had died. Ordered a new one just in case and stuck the Optimate III on before I left for work on my bicycle.
Popped home at lunch time and the Optimate indicated that the battery was fully charged. It can't charge a battery from flat in that time. Sure enough, the battery could hardly light up my LED side-lights, never mind start the engine.
The original battery has done pretty well to last this long, given that it is very small and light. I don't think I've used the battery conditioner on it this year either. It also gets warm from the radiant heat coming off the exhaust manifold. I put some heat reflective mat on the battery to minimise this though.
|My new battery (Yuasa YTX12-BS 10Ah) arrived from MDS Battery . Filled it up with the supplied electrolyte and put it on charge. It weighs 4.1Kg.|
Installed the new battery in the Fury this morning. Fuel pump immediately started whirring (hadn't realised this was missing before) and it started first time.[Previous] [Next]