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Hi all, think I know the problem but after a second opinion. Got a lexmoto arrow which now it is cold takes a while to start up on the electric starter. If I use the kicks start it always jumps in to life after a couple of goes. I now only ride a total of 6 miles to and from work so I don't think that the battery is getting enough charge on a short run. I am thinking it's time for a battery optimiser/ charger. The battery was new in May this year.

Any advice welcome.

Dave

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Sign yourself up to the emails from places like M&P. They seem to frequently do pretty good deals on stuff like this and last week I got an Oxford Oximiser delivered for £18.99. I'd like to the offer but it's expired now I'm afraid.

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I suspect a battery charger will help but, personally, I'd just use the kick start.


If you use the kick start the battery and charging system will be put under less strain - starter motors use a lot of juice.

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I suspect a battery charger will help but, personally, I'd just use the kick start.


If you use the kick start the battery and charging system will be put under less strain - starter motors use a lot of juice.

 

I remember when bikes only had kickstarts (and cars came with starting handles as back-up !) and I would have sold a kidney for an electric start. All dressed for winter, and thirty kicks later the bike hasn't started and I'm about to faint with heat exhaustion !

Maybe the kickstart is good to have for emergencies, but I would definitely go for a battery tender. The battery will last longer with one too.

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I suspect a battery charger will help but, personally, I'd just use the kick start.


If you use the kick start the battery and charging system will be put under less strain - starter motors use a lot of juice.

 

I remember when bikes only had kickstarts (and cars came with starting handles as back-up !) and I would have sold a kidney for an electric start. All dressed for winter, and thirty kicks later the bike hasn't started and I'm about to faint with heat exhaustion !

Maybe the kickstart is good to have for emergencies, but I would definitely go for a battery tender. The battery will last longer with one too.

And then you feel the blood trickling down your shin....

Happy days :lol:

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