After early failure of my motobatt i bought a numax battery from Tanya.....Cheaper but too early to comment on durability.
I have a Motobatt and it's give me a couple of years hassle free starting including weeks of non use over the winter months. I'm also skeptical about trickle chargers as from what I've read vehicle batteries are not designed to be constantly charged or to be at maximum charge for extended periods and that their life can be shortened by doing so.
nick I think? they where made in wales but shut down now.
Quote from: taylor on 24 April 2017, 07:04:42 PMnick I think? they where made in wales but shut down now. Hmm, doesn't ring any bells. I think what might have happened (and I'm going back to about 2007-ish), is that due to hikes in raw materials costs, Yuasa batteries imported from Japan got very expensive for a time. Distributors in the UK then sourced them from other manufacturing plants that Yuasa had, but I think it was still somewhere in the far east (not China). These were not of such a high quality though. Japanese Yuasas then dropped in price again at some point later. Or something like that. It happened while I was working at a motorcycle dealership. We ended up selling Turbo batteries, which were distributed by Feridax, whilst Jap Yuasa prices were so high.My main point being, the price and quality of Yuasa has indeed varied depending upon where they were made.
Thanks for that Hedgetrimmer. It's interesting to know that there's a reason behind sudden drops in quality. I'm pretty sure the dreadful quality of the latest Dainese jacket I bought recently is due to them being bought out a couple of years ago. It just isn't up the standards of jackets I've had previously.