Problem with batteries on a NZ 350-1

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Problem with batteries on a NZ 350-1

Post by cudaman82 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:32 pm

Ok guys, my NZ 350-1 has been running strong, been to many reenactment/car shows, but I do have this one issue...it keeps eating batteries. I know its not the magneto because the ignition light turns off after the bike starts up, but it appears to be something else. Any advice?

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Post by Wilhelm_Heidkamp » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:48 am

Try taking off the negative pole of your battery everytime when the engine is not running for a longer time. It may be that somewhere in the electrical system a positive cable touches metal. When the battery still won´t work any further try a better one, I had one for 7,95 Euro´s on my bike that needed to be filled with acid and to be charged every two weeks. Now I bought a better one in old design which not needs to be filled with acid, and I have no problems with this battery, I can leave it in the bike without problems for weeks, it is always be charged.
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Re: Problem with batteries on a NZ 350-1

Post by mdunn » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:26 pm

cudaman82 wrote:Ok guys, my NZ 350-1 has been running strong, been to many reenactment/car shows, but I do have this one issue...it keeps eating batteries. I know its not the magneto because the ignition light turns off after the bike starts up, but it appears to be something else. Any advice?

-Thanks

Tim in Virginia
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How about going to a solid state gel battery. Buy yourself a good 6 volt battery from Battery mart in the USA, get a empty battery box and pop the little 6 volt acid free battery in there. I have been using these kind for over 5 years, not one single problem.

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Post by Paul » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:00 pm

Mike, where can one get an empty battery box? I am having the same problems with my batteries. Thanks
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Post by Wilhelm_Heidkamp » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:16 pm

Try ebay or ask a supplier for historic bikes, some sell empty boxes, or boxes in old-style look equipped with the modern batteries as shown above.
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Post by mdunn » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:52 pm

Wilhelm_Heidkamp wrote:Try ebay or ask a supplier for historic bikes, some sell empty boxes, or boxes in old-style look equipped with the modern batteries as shown above.
You can get a empty box from many places:

Aichner
Stemmler
HP Hommes

Look at my link section on my web site.

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