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Old 24 Feb 2005
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Urgent:; new battery TTR 250 yamaha in pakistan/iran

hi there,

need very soon a new battery for my yamaha ttr 250. maybe someone can help me here as i am situated in pakistan and need it so cheap and fast as posible.

its a gs valve regulated battery GT7b-4
or i heard i can also use the LC-R127 (AH) i found out.
somebody can help me here..
thanks a lot
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Old 25 Feb 2005
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i presume the ttr250 has 12v electrics? if it is, any 12v battery will do. it just needs to physically fit in the space. if is a lower ampage then it will be less strong/go flat quicker. if it is a higher ampage it will be better than the original.

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hi chris,
thanks for the sugestion,i will give it a go, but i think an apropiate size will be a problem..
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If you're really stranded, even a small car battery will WORK - just strap it onto the back seat, and run some wires to the orignial terminals. If it's that or walk or abandon the bike, do what you must!

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Hi Niels, don't you mean a CT7B-4 gel battery? mounted on end in the bike. I have a spare battery in the shed (I had a TTR250 until it was stolen) and would be happy to send it out if your desperate.If your interested let me know.

Cheers Neil.

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Neils, David did exactly what Grant suggests.....used a car battery strapped to the back of his bike. ....makes for a great photo.!Rode the Karakoram highway like that. He used to get it charged at workshops when needed. E mail him if you need more info on what he did.
Being a mere woman I am not sure of the details and he is not here at the e mail cafe with me.....cant even recal the colour of the battery.
PS. We leve Bkk on Sunday for Bangladesh.
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thanks guys for all your replies and suggestions,
because of visa problems i am here in quetta and my bike is still standing in the costumshouse in taftan. Give it a go when i am there...
I will contact you Neil if i really need another battery..

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well i hope you managed with the battery and good to know where u are .... i am now in goa and yesterday i met philip on a yamaha XT from france ... i will head to thailand sometime in april ...
drop a mail when u have time ...
safe travels
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