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Offline Bill Hookman

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« on: August 11, 2008, 10:34:00 am »
I suffered the dreaded sudden death syndrome on the way to the Dog Days Rally on Friday.  We did a quick battery exchange in a Wallyworld parking lot and threw in a few layers of cardboard to shim the shorter battery up.  But, since we did this so quickly, I am not sure how close I am to the OEM height.  Can someone measure their OEM battery for me and post the dimensions (WxDxH), please?  Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 10:48:00 am »
Took this off a web site  with a 2 second web search.  Might be right  Length 177 mm  Width 88 mm  Height 156 mm    Why I did it for you who knows.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 01:03:00 pm »
Thanks, Bob.    I usually just roll my eyes and shrug when someone posts a question that they could easily answer themselves if they just put forth a little effort.  But, I don't go as far as making them look like idiots.  And, I don't think a web search will return the answer to why you did it for me.    BTW - I've done my own web search and from the Yuasa company website spec sheet - 180x90x162.  So, I guess your search may not have turned up the correct information after all.  Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 02:24:00 pm »
Oh I am not sure why I answered like that.  You are correct and I usually just don't answer if all they need is to learn how to use a web search.  It may be something someone said to me the other day about teaching a man to fish.  I was trying to spark your ability to fish so you could feed yourself.  I bet a quarter of the stuff people ask they could research them self but take the easy way out and ask us.  I guess I was feeling abuse :)    PS: Sorry    ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br  
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 03:24:00 pm »
Bob,  No problem.  I'm a rather experienced "fisherman", it's just that it never crossed my mind to "fish" in the first place.    And, my apologies for taking offense.  I've had a rough time the past few weeks at work with a former boss who's trying to make me look like a moron, so I've been rather defensive lately.    All's good.  Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 10:00:00 am »
Bill thanks for asking the question.    I did a search of the ZG1000A6's fact sheets and could not even find the OEM's battery model... :)  I too am looking at another battery as mine is at times showing signs of dying due to my "COOL" weather I live in... :eg:  (Many 100+ days)  I have checked the local bike shops and they are all way to expensive. I saw the AGM batteries at Wally world and I too am thinking about their size.   Is that the battery you got or was it the standard one?    Thanks again for posting,    Yuma,  Summer in Yuma is not hell, but hell is a local call :-)  2006 Connie http://community.webshots.com/user/Lateck?vhost=community
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 12:50:00 pm »
No, I did not get a gel.  I didn't see them there.  I got the everstart maintenance free.  The number was ES20LBS and it cost $62.77.  It came dry and we had to add the acid.  According to the measurements, it is 1/4" shorter than OEM, but I cut a piece of leftover cutting board from my rear box mount to fit into the bottom of the battery box.   It was about 3/8" thick and worked perfectly.  Width and length are non-issues.    Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 08:18:00 pm »
Bill;   That model IS a AGM battery. But it is shipped dry so it is not a "Gel" cell. I am also looking at it. How long did you need to do the first charge?  I am leaning to-wards this battery due to it's price and that the local stealers are way to high and two of them did not even know what a AGM battery is... :8o:    Thanks again,  Yuma,  Summer in Yuma is not hell, but hell is a local call :-)  2006 Connie http://community.webshots.com/user/Lateck?vhost=community
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 10:56:00 pm »
I know it is a maintenance free battery and the acid was a liquid, just like a regular battery, not a thicker gel.  Anyway, I did not have the luxury of being able to put it on a charger.  I know you're not supposed to use them until they've been charged, but I had no choice.  My old one died on the way to the Dog Days Rally in WV on Friday.  The initial charge of the acid hitting the plates was plenty to get the bike started.  After installing the battery, I rode another 800 miles over the weekend with my headlight on low beam (80 watts) and rarely using the grip heaters or cruise (the only electric add-ons) to get as much juice from the alternator into the battery.  When I got home on Sunday, I put it on my automatic 2 amp charger and it showed it taking about 4 amps and in about 1 hour showed a full charge.  I then put it on the HF .9 amp (I think) trickle charger overnight.  Putting it back on the 2 amp charger showed a full charge.  In the past, I have had regular lead acid batteries and charged them overnight on the 2 amp charger and had no problems with them lasting 4-5 years.  Bill Hookman  Columbus, OH  COG #6893, Ohio AAD  CDA #0278    The twistier and hillier the road, the bigger the smile.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 11:35:00 am »
Can somebody show me how to use this new trackball mouse I just got?  I searched the net but that place is useless...    
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 05:01:00 pm »
Hogboy said: "Can somebody show me how to use this new trackball mouse I just got?  I searched the net but that place is useless..."    I would gladly show you if you drive down here. It would only take a few hours..... :)    Yes, a search is the preferred method but some times it is better to just ask....    Yuma,  Summer in Yuma is not hell, but hell is a local call :-)  2006 Connie http://community.webshots.com/user/Lateck?vhost=community
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 10:13:00 pm »
Can somebody show me how to use this new trackball mouse I just got?  I searched the net but that place is useless...    1. Remember to do the cheap things first  2. Buy a trackball cat at www.trackballcat.com  3. feed the trackball mouse to the trackball cat  4. Clean up the trackball cats feces  5. Get a trackball dog to eat the trackball cat at www.trackballdog.com  6. Clean up the trackball dog feces.  7. Go back to a standard or wireless mouse  8. Unplug the power cords and go for a ride.      AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)  
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