Arrow Battery

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Arrow Battery

Postby tstewart » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm

I just bought a battery from Wassell, for my Arrow. It was listed as the battery for the Arrow but although it is the right dimensions the vent/breather comes out the top but vents to end The vent hits the bracket where it bolts on to the chassis. Has anyone come across this. Where can I get a battery to fit?
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby bh.sprint » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Hi,

I've just had a look at my Arrow's battery ,the vent tube, to which a piece of plastic tubing fits , is the bit which catches on the bracket. I cut off the tube and lifted the battery by using a bit thicker rubber mat so the vent is just clear of the bracket. It's work OK for over 10 years .
There may be batteries with no/different vent or a vent in a different position ie. the ones with the electrolyte in a matting.

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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby Roger James » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:58 pm

Presented with the same problem I decided to cut a slot in the battery carrier for the vent pipe to fit into that also allowed you to retain the drain tube. I also wrote a short article on the subject that appeared in the club magazine, Cheval de Fer a few months ago, see attached word document for the text. Attached photographs show the slot in the battery carrier and shot with battery and vent tube in place.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby Roger James » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:46 pm

Further to my previous post, last year, July 2017 I did find for sale on ebay a 6v Tashima make battery 6N11A-4 of the correct size that fits nicely into the Arrow/Leader battery holder bracket that did not have a vent pipe on the side, it had a vent hole in each of the three filler caps on the top of the battery. The battery is still in use and holding its charge well.
Price was £22.99 including postage. The sellers ebay i.d. was allbatteriesuk.
I still have the battery box that shows a picture of a battery on the side that has a side vent, the picture of the battery in the listing did not so just to be sure before I purchased the battery I sent the seller a message to confirm the battery did not have a side vent, it did not.
At the moment I do not have an address for allbatteriesuk and cannot find the same Tashima battery being advertised for sale on ebay at the present time, if I come up with any further information i will add another post on the subject.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby tstewart » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 am

Thanks for your answers Roger and Brian. That is another problem solved. I am grateful for your help guys.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby ken-drink » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:45 pm

converted mine to 12v and there is an Exide battery that fits a treat, part of the classic range if my memory is correct.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby tstewart » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:27 am

Ken I will probably go there eventually, but I wanted to build it as standard first. This is because it is the first time I have done a project like this. Tiny steps. But I will look at going 12volts path. I have a lot of the parts to build another 2 bikes.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby DavidSage » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:22 am

Gentlemen,

Sorry to use the above subject but I am trying to contact Roger. I have left a message for him on the private messages system.

Hopefully, he will reply to this note.

Once again apologies for this.

Regards,

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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby ken-drink » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 pm

i also uprated the alternator as well, its now 120 watt, was struggling to get a charge with main beam on, was showing a small discharge, so i went the hole hog and fitted a new cibie light unit, with LED lights, pazon ignition and coil, bought directly from them, so much better than the old system, you cant tell as it is all hidden, but it works, it now starts and runs well, last major work this winter is to fit a decent front brake as the original is rubbish, got a wheel from a honda with a tls brake, so that should make it a lot better.
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Re: Arrow Battery

Postby tstewart » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:02 pm

Good information Ken thanks.
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