Replacement Battery - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
 
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.
Thanks
Wayne
greenw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 10:56 AM
Calif Rider
 
weh44att's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Petaluma Calif
Posts: 725
iTrader: (0)
 
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.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
Kenda kruz tires 110/90 170/80
weh44att is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 12:31 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Scoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 580
iTrader: (4)
 
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!

97 VN 750
R&R Relocated
Degoated
Marbled
Ears Shaved/Rejetted
MF/AGM Battery
Irridium Plugs
Spring Solo Seat
32 Ford Model A Tail Light
Custom 2 into 1 Exhaust with 12 inch Glass Pack

Rear bobbed and hard-tailed!
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5385
Scoop is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 01:56 PM
Lebanon, NJ
 
Hiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lebanon, NJ
Posts: 437
iTrader: (1)
 
I like the Big Crank ETX15L Battery http://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Cra...L-Battery.html

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

Works for me...

Hiker is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 10:49 PM
Giggity!
 
kanuck69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ohio, Zanesville
Posts: 4,307
iTrader: (24)
     
Garage
I did the autozone version. It's been working just fine for me for the past few thousnd miles!
kanuck69 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 03:56 PM
Once Banned
 
cegodsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Posts: 2,125
iTrader: (0)
 
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.

2000 A16
Drilled baffles
$65 leather saddle bags
Kuryaken grips
relocated R/R
de-badged
25,000+ original owner miles
cegodsey is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Geek
 
rnewell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 872
iTrader: (0)
 
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.

Ron from Jersey
2005 VN750
HellFire windshield
Kaw extended backrest
Cobra exhaust
Re-located stator wires
Side bags
15,000 Miles July/2012
It's PAID OFF ! May 2009
rnewell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome