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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Replacement Battery

Hi Guys,.....I know this has been asked and answered 100 times but it's about time to replace my original battery. Is there a general consensus on what brand is best. I know maintenance free is the way to go. Can I get a decent battery at Wal-Mart or am I stuck with the dealer. Appreciate any advice. Also my original has about 30 months on it, is it normal to need a replacement at this time. I'm a weekend rider and don't do a lot of long trips, mostly short stuff.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 11:56 AM
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Yes that is about the best you will get out of the original battery. Plus yours lasted a little longer because of were you live. I live by the Bay area in Calif and the weather is nicer. In colder area the OEM battery will not start the bikes. Check out the Forum in the electrical section and you can check out all that is said and recommended on the Gel batteries. LOL.

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I just bought the recommended one from Sears. My local Sears had it in stock and my wife had a 10% off coupon! Isn't it great when things come together like that!

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I like the Big Crank ETX15L Battery

I like the glass mat technology (AGM) in this battery.

Works for me...

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I did the autozone version. It's been working just fine for me for the past few thousnd miles!
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Try the Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS. I have it in my bike and it has started without fail for a year and a half. The Westco brand has been good & bad, it just depends on who makes it (not westco). If it's made by Panasonic, then it's good. I've heard good things about the Sears brand, but make sure it is a real MF (maintenance free). DO NOT GET the run-of-the-mill WalMart battery. It says it fits, but it will not start a warm bike! Well, it will for a little while, but stops working. In any case, the MF or AGM battery type is the preferred battery.

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I've had the Yuasa ^^^^ for about a year now, no problems. About a week ago I put the battery on the trickel charger after sitting for a month and a half. The charger was red for 2 seconds and went right to green. Nice.

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