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Beating a dead horse [Batteries again]

I have been going through the forums for the last hour and a half, and hope someone can help me before I head out for the barn.

I tried to ride my bike yesterday, since it was absolutely gorgeous. Was going to ride it to church...Pulled it off of the battery tender, rolled it out of the garage, and tried to start it. Ran the battery down. Sigh. Rolled it back into the garage, put it back on the battery tender, and caged it to church.

When I got home, I walked into the garage, and fired it up (still on the tender), and my thumb barely touched the start switch and it roared to life. Okay, time for a new battery.

I've been searching the interwebs since right after lunch, trying to make heads or tails of the whole battery thing. Here is what I found:

Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS --> This is the one I see mentioned, and it is the good one.
This is also listed as the Die Hard, part number 44005.

I also saw a listing online for a WestCo WP14L-2, and this is good as well.

Here is the problem. I have checked various cross-references and what not, and have run across the following references, and I was wondering if some kind soul could let me know which of these might be good:

YB14L-A2
YB14L-B2
Sears Die Hard 44364

Are any of these (specifically the 44364, since my local Sears has 8 of them) good for our Vulcans?

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As long as it is a MF AGM style battery of the correct dimensions, correct terminal type and location (+ & -), and 190CCA or more, it will work.

Do you have a batteriesplus near you? (on line @ batteriesplus.com) If they do, check part number XTA14AHL-BS. (http://www.batteriesplus.com/pc-3434...A14AHL-BS.aspx)

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Sorry, but all those you listed do not ring a bell with me. My Vulcan used this one:
http://tinyurl.com/at63z

Am sure some one will give you the right part# for the Sears battery soon..

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The link on the post by knifemaker is of the battery I use. I have had absolutely no problems with it.

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Sorry, but all those you listed do not ring a bell with me. My Vulcan used this one:
http://tinyurl.com/at63z

Am sure some one will give you the right part# for the Sears battery soon..

KM
KM,

That's the problem. It says under the battery image, "NOTE: replaces YB14L-A2, YTX14AHL-BS, or comparable battery"...The YB14L-A2 is one that I listed. I am not sure what the difference between all of them is, and I have yet to find a brand-agnostic battery cross-reference into which I can plug these numbers.

I'm trying to figure out the difference between them, especially since the Die-Hard 44005 is $84 and the 44364 is $46. If there is no appreciable difference in them, then I'm going to buy the 44364...Same with all of the other models.

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KM,

That's the problem. It says under the battery image, "NOTE: replaces YB14L-A2, YTX14AHL-BS, or comparable battery"...The YB14L-A2 is one that I listed. I am not sure what the difference between all of them is, and I have yet to find a brand-agnostic battery cross-reference into which I can plug these numbers.

I'm trying to figure out the difference between them, especially since the Die-Hard 44005 is $84 and the 44364 is $46. If there is no appreciable difference in them, then I'm going to buy the 44364...Same with all of the other models.

Thanks,
--Storm
I'll bet that when you look at the two side by side you will find that the $46 battery is the wet cell type ( with a run off hose ) and the $84 battery is of the MF AGM type ( no tube for run off ) and that is the one that you will want.. The westco battery puts out 190 cca and the yuasa puts out 210 cca.. ( wet cells are about 170 cca ) not sure what the sears is rated... if it a cross for the yuasa then it should be the same.

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