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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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BatteriesPlus X2-15L battery

I have read the postings about the various batteries available for our bikes and people seem down on the cheaper BatteriesPlus AGM. I wondered if anyone has tried the X2-15L battery they sell?

Here is the link...

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product/40578-X2--15L-Xtreme-X2-Power-AGM-Battery/558-CC/4518-Motorcycle-Batteries/136079-Kawasaki/VN700--A-Vulcan.aspx

thanks in advance.

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I have read the postings about the various batteries available for our bikes and people seem down on the cheaper BatteriesPlus AGM. I wondered if anyone has tried the X2-15L battery they sell?

Here is the link...

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product...-A-Vulcan.aspx

thanks in advance.

Tim in Cincinnati
Had to "quote" to get a link. Not sure why these don`t have good reputation, unless they are cheaply made Chinese junk. See if someone else knows.

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I have read the postings about the various batteries available for our bikes and people seem down on the cheaper BatteriesPlus AGM. I wondered if anyone has tried the X2-15L battery they sell?

Here is the link...

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product...-A-Vulcan.aspx

thanks in advance.

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Alot of people are using this battery, it's the Deka ETX15L. It is sold under several different nemes but is the same battery.


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Thanks

I wondered if this was the Deka ETX15L, but wasn't sure. Comes with a 2 year warranty. Think I will pick this one up on the way home from work.
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they have 2 agm batteries extreme (cheap chinese battery) and the x2 (deka etx15l) made by east penn battery company.


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I have this battery in the 750. It is starting it's 3rd season still cranking.

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I don't see anything wrong with that battery, and it is not cheap for sure. Price is the same as my WestCo. I have WestCos in 4 bikes and love them. I first heard about them here. That is probably the same battery. Jerry.

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Tim,

I think the you're right in the price ballpark with that battery. I just picked a different AGM battery for one of my 750's at Interstate Batteries and it was $89 by the time they included tax.

Interstate Batteries for Vulcan 750 link .

Many of these battery places don't have the batteries in-stock, filled and charged but if you can wait a day they'll get one and charge it for you. At least that's what the Interstate Batteries place in West Chester did.

There isn't much space tolerance in the battery box on the bike so I wouldn't go with a substitute battery if they offer one "available right now".

When you take the old battery out, check the battery box for signs of battery acid damage. White powder type stuff or actual corrosion. Clean it up with lots of baking soda (neutralize acid) and water. I used distilled water but tap water should be fine.

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I have one of the agm batteries from batteries plus and I have been less than happy with it. I lost the link yesterday or the day before, but I was looking at a 22 amp hour 220 cca agm battery that looked it was only marginally bigger than the one I have now. It was marketed towards motorcycles and the electric medical scooter market. I'll have to see if I can re-find it.
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Ha! Ha! Found the links just now. There were two batteries I was looking at. Here are the specs and links:

Battery 1:
12 volts
18 amp hours
230 CCA
$57
The Big Amp battery

Battery 2:
12 volts
22 amp hours
270 CCA
$64.50
The Big Amp battery #2
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