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post #1 of 37 Old 11-04-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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You meet the nicest people...

I have a 73 Honda:



CB450.

I have neglected her for many moons. I did not put the battery on a tender. Just took it out and it was damn near dry. I have filled this particular battery with distilled h20 so many times it is ridiculous. I am thinking maybe a new battery is in order. Now, my Q. Is there any reason a sealed battery would be a bad idea? Don't they create more power? Could that fry my old girl? Keep in mind that I put 'electricity' in the same section of my mind as voodoo and women. I don't know how the hell they operate, but I know enough to fear them.

So, 'people smarter than I', what say thou's?




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post #2 of 37 Old 11-04-2011, 08:10 PM
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LJ -

A sealed battery would be no problem if you can find one that fits. Don't worry, they don't make more power and won't let the magic smoke out of the old girl's wires.

You still need to put it on a tender, though.

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Same here...I don't speak woman but can understand some of it it they talk slow.
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post #4 of 37 Old 11-04-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I think instead of using the tender I'm going to make more of an effort to actually ride the Honda though. I'm such a slacker.




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Just looking at that thing makes my knees weak.

Keep it always or I'll kick yer butt.

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post #6 of 37 Old 11-04-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just looking at that thing makes my knees weak.

Keep it always or I'll kick yer butt.

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Deal. You gotta ride it, too.




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That is a damned nice old Honda, Lockjaw. Must be satisfying to have some "vintage iron" in the old stable.



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Thanks man. It is a treasure. Wanted that bike since I was a teenager. (After I gave up my bonneville fantasy). Pretty much stock with low miles and starts on the first kick.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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Just looking at that thing makes my knees weak.

Keep it always or I'll kick yer butt.

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I'll fly out to CALI, buy new boots from Mark, and when Tom's tired from kicking yer butt, I'll take over..

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Damn, I wish my 360 looked that nice

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