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TOPIC: 1981 dt 125 and 175 battery

1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 23 Sep 2018 03:36 #1

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looking for a replacement battery for these bikes 6volt. Whats out there? Where are the deals?

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1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 23 Sep 2018 09:58 #2

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Modern sealed batteries are the way to go.

Like the Motobatt MBT6N6. Shop around for best current deal...
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1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 23 Sep 2018 17:30 #3

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thought I read somewhere non motor cycle batteries for emergency lighting were the ticket but cant find anything hope someone can help

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1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 23 Sep 2018 18:00 #4

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UB645WL is what I've used.

UB645 will work too... especially on the later 175's

I have one that is about 5 years old now and still works great.

The newest two I've bought have died in one or two rides. :Ugh

They don't quit in storage like you'd expect... they both quit during a ride and almost immediately. Shut bike off and neutral/oil light, horn, signals etc quits and don't work until engine is started and revved. Battery is totally dead. I don't know if it's poor quality of the most recent ones I got or if they get killed by vibration or something? And I don't know why my original one from years ago is still fine? (And I've used it in the bike that killed the other two and it's still fine)

Warranty is not great... they said they would warranty... all I had to do was send $15 for shipping and handling. About the same price as a new one! :Ugh

Second one was bought elsewhere a different brand, same type. Didn't last long either.

At roughly $15 each I decided to go with the Motobatt... not worth the gamble to save a few $. Motobatt has been trouble free for over a year.

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1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 23 Sep 2018 21:54 #5

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I have used a UPS/emergency lighting battery (NP4-6) on my DT400 projects due to the unavailability of any other good options. For your bikes, the Motobatt is an exact fit and is what I used on my 1980 DT175. If you ever decide to go 12 volt with it, there is also a similar battery in the proper size for that model.

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1981 dt 125 and 175 battery 06 Oct 2018 13:19 #6

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Picked up a couple of batteries at forest city surplus in London ontario Canada for $9.99 can cheap!!!

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