New battery question!!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Senior Member Roca709's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    103
    I currently have a 1982 Honda CM450, and apparently the battery that is on her now isn't strong enough to power it. I have to charge her flat out!!! Can someone suggest the proper sized battery for me? I'm a complete newbie to the bike world and need some help. Pics are attached of bike and current battery.

    I will be purchasing a anti gravity battery at some point, but at this moment I'm looking for one a bit cheaper but still fits proper. Maybe the same brand battery but a stronger one...the right one? Again, I'm a newbie to the bike world lol Please help! Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Sensei 66Sprint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    25,957
    That battery is only a 4 Ampere/hour rated unit.....IIRC, Your bike specifies and originally came with a 12 Ampere/hour battery .......YB12A-A
    There is also an improperly connected green with red stripe wire shown in the pic.......Which is part of the neutral light/neutral and clutch starter safety switching circuit......So, THAT could be dangerous....
    Last edited by 66Sprint; 10-14-2019 at 10:58 AM.
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
    Contact info: E-mail; [email protected] Phone; 540-525-5199

  3. #3
    Senior Member Roca709's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    103
    This bike has been through multiple owners and some wiring has been done recently. Like I said before, I'm a complete newbie, so can you give me a bit more info on the Red/Green wire issue your talking about? Thanks for the response!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    HondaTwins.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Sensei 66Sprint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    25,957
    It's already posted on Hondatwins somewhere, so a phone call might be the way to proceed.....
    Call when at the bike, OR at the wiring schematic........
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
    Contact info: E-mail; [email protected] Phone; 540-525-5199

  6. #5
    Senior Member Roca709's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    103
    Like I said I'm a complete newbie. Where on this forum might I find this info?

  7. #6
    Member pidjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    67
    Two new-to-motorcycle hints; they are NOT Philips screws - they are JIS and Phillips screwdrivers just mangle them. Buy some JIS screwdrivers or go to Amazon and buy Motion Pro 1/4" hex JIS #2 and #3 bits. Electrical connections suffer more on bikes, and need to be clean and tight, particularly those close to and exposed to fumes from the battery.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Roca709's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    103
    I know about the screw situation, but can someone be a little more detailed on this wiring issue I apparently have? Lol...And how to fix it?

  9. #8
    Senior Member Roca709's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    103
    Also...Will this battery work for my bike?

  10. #9
    Super Moderator longdistancerider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Washington (text 408-239-9580)
    Posts
    22,436
    Quote Originally Posted by Roca709 View Post
    Also...Will this battery work for my bike?
    No, wrong size. This one is correct https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Repla...8Y09GQBN47NJRA
    Jim O'Brien
    1979 CM400T "road bike" modified for travelling
    1978 CB400T1 restored
    1972 CL350 nuts and bolts restore in progress


    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/22...d-attempt.html and https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...r-attempt.html
    Road Trip https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/11...here-i-go.html or "where's Jim now?"
    Member Map https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/dcMembermap.php

  11. #10
    Sensei 66Sprint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    25,957
    Quote Originally Posted by longdistancerider View Post
    No, wrong size. This one is correct https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Repla...8Y09GQBN47NJRA
    Usually, I would NOT argue with Jim about the SOHC 400/450 series bikes, BUT, the fiche specifies a 12V 12 Ah battery........
    Last edited by 66Sprint; 10-14-2019 at 11:07 AM.
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
    Contact info: E-mail; [email protected] Phone; 540-525-5199

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •