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Which Battery 8ah or 10ah???

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by newbikerider, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. My battery has finally given up and I need to replace it.

    The one I pulled out is a 10ah, but the one the shop gave me is an 8ah. Will this make a difference to the performance of the bike or should I just put it in and go riding ........

    Appreciate any advise

  2. Just put it in and GO. the 20% differance in A/H capacity is of NO consequence on the bike (unless you want to run your headlights without the engine going) the CCA or Cold Cranking Amps is the main specification you need to look at. The main purpose of the bike battery is starting, secondary is filling in when the alternator isn't producing (eg at idle) enough current for the load you have switched on. The 10A/h or 8 A/h is a rating for capacity for discharge usually at the 10 or 20 hour rate. 10A/h gives 1 amp for 10 hours , but without going right into technicalities this is only a rough guide anyway.
    In short " she'll be right mate".