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Offline NormH3

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What's up wid dat??
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:28:49 AM »
Message a guy the other day about his NH. Offered him $600 less than asking.   He then mentions it does need a new battery and for $100 more he will replace it. Wha??  I dont, get this mentallity of selling a bike with a dead battery.

Offline alan f

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Re: What's up wid dat??
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:24:05 AM »
I would think it's a good thing (once he proves the bike starts,runs,charges,etc) that you have the ability to choose the type of battery that goes into your new bike, that you know this battery is the type you want, and that it hasn't been abused with overcharging or sitting out all winter.

Plenty of adds say, "bring a battery if you want to hear it run". If these sellers wanted to maintain their bikes, they'd probably be keeping them.

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Re: What's up wid dat??
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 09:59:50 AM »
I would think it's a good thing (once he proves the bike starts,runs,charges,etc) that you have the ability to choose the type of battery that goes into your new bike, that you know this battery is the type you want, and that it hasn't been abused with overcharging or sitting out all winter.

Plenty of adds say, "bring a battery if you want to hear it run". If these sellers wanted to maintain their bikes, they'd probably be keeping them.

I guess I could see that.

Offline Larry Fine

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Re: What's up wid dat??
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 11:16:28 AM »
To some people, a bike is merely a mode of transportation, a machine, a pile of mechanical parts.

To the rest of us, it's much more: a philosophy, a way of life, a form of meditation*.  We're motorcyclists.


* I call it "cycle-therapy".

Offline Captainkirk

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Re: What's up wid dat??
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 02:49:54 PM »
Message a guy the other day about his NH. Offered him $600 less than asking.   He then mentions it does need a new battery and for $100 more he will replace it. Wha??  I dont, get this mentallity of selling a bike with a dead battery.

On the average, a motorcycle battery lasts 2 years.
If it didn't need a battery now, it probably would before spring. The NH bikes develop hard start syndrome long before the battery is toast. Buy your own battery (pick a good one) instead of the lowball junk sellers usually throw in before the sale and you will be money ahead. Buy a Battery Tender at the same time and your new quality battery may last 5 years...
Measure twice, cut once

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Re: What's up wid dat??
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 07:59:18 AM »
On the average, a motorcycle battery lasts 2 years.
If it didn't need a battery now, it probably would before spring. The NH bikes develop hard start syndrome long before the battery is toast. Buy your own battery (pick a good one) instead of the lowball junk sellers usually throw in before the sale and you will be money ahead. Buy a Battery Tender at the same time and your new quality battery may last 5 years...
I'm either leading a charmed life, or a little maintenance goes a long way...
I bought a YUSA AGM battery in October of 2006, and it is still in great shape.  That's 11 + years!
An AGM will cost a bit more, but they never need water added.  Worth the extra IMHO.
My secret - Whenever it's parked, I hook up the battery (I've got a quick connect) to a Battery Tender Jr.
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