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Offline JohnJ

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Help/advice in Belgium
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
Hi

I'm on the night boat from Hull to Zeebrugge en route to Switzerland via Luxembourg.

I got to the ferry terminal after an 80 mile ride and stupidly left my ignition on, but only for 5 minutes. In that time my battery went flat! It's a 2012 versys, but only 5000 miles, so I guess the battery is original, old and knackered (bit like me!)

Any Belgian members know of a good place to buy a battery on my route?

I will lose phone/ internet signal at some point soon, so may have to check f
or any responses in the morning.

Thanks

John
PS in case you are wondering, I hadn't left the heated grips on.

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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 09:09:50 PM »
Hi John,

not Belgian but being Dutch I might be as close as it gets.

No experience on either but my first 2 guesses would be :

Nearest by:

Joris Motors (Honda dealer)
Kerkstraat 288,
8370 Blankenberge,
BelgiŰ
+32 50 41 23 20
https://g.co/kgs/cQ5bpx



Bit further away bit bigger and Kawa dealer:

Hautekiet Nico nv
De Leiteweg 4,
8020 Oostkamp,
BelgiŰ

+32 50 27 83 23

https://g.co/kgs/vpfsCr



Should both be open at 9.00 euro time, would advise to give them a call firstl

Good luck

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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 09:16:00 PM »
Maybe the boat deck staff can offer a battery charge facility, you won't be the  only person to suffer a  flat battery

Good luck, I hope you get sorted  :028:
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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 09:21:17 PM »
Or maybe someone will have some jump leads, ask at the boats reception.

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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 11:56:31 AM »
Thanks everyone for your tips. The ferry staff had jump started me and I'd run the engine for as long as possible before getting on the boat. The bike started next day, so I took a chance and kept moving - it was fine. I'm back now and will get the battery tested.

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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 12:01:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnJ [+]
Thanks everyone for your tips. The ferry staff had jump started me and I'd run the engine for as long as possible before getting on the boat. The bike started next day, so I took a chance and kept moving - it was fine. I'm back now and will get the battery tested.

Hi JohnJ, I am pleased everything worked out okay for you and it didn't spoil your trip  :028:

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Re: Help/advice in Belgium
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »
Good result  :028:   
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