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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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New MF battery

I just got a Yusa MF battery online and the instructions are kinda vague. Is there anything special I should know?

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Not that i know of. Mine said no pre-charge needed. You could if you wanted just give it a 2amp charge for a few hours, and install. Mines almost a year old, havnt charged it once. even after sitter 2 months in the winter, the bike spun over and fired up instantly.

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Mine needed to have the electrolyte installed and then a full trickle charge applied. Even if you've never done that before, it's easy. Once you remove the strip of tape that covers the battery you will see the sharp protrusions inside each chamber that will poke through the electrolyte chambers once you push down on them. It won't spill out, don't worry. Just place the battery on a strong level surface that doesn't wobble and where you won't accidentally knock into it while it settles for a while. Also, charge the battery before you place the permanent cover on. Just place the cover strip over the holes without pushing down on it, until the charger indicates that the charge is complete.

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I don't know about the Yuasa battery, but I have had problems with a couple of MF batteries that had to be filled, then sealed. When I get a MF battery, I want it ready to go. That is why I get WestCo batteries. I've had excellent luck with them. I did get one that was DOA, I called them, and 2 days later, had a new one on my doorstep, no questions asked. Can't beat that. Haven't had any problems with the replacement. I used to charge new motorcycle batteries with 1 amp for 24 hours before I installed them if possible, now that I have a Battery Tender Jr. for all of my bikes, I go ahead and install the battery, including the pigtail for the Battery Tender, then leave it connected for 24 hours. On a new battery, the light should turn green right away, and according to the instructions that came with the battery tenders, that means fully charged.

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Yuasa is a good brand and quality product. My Yuasa is going on its 4th year, without issue. No indication that it will give up the ghost anytime soon. Yes, their instructions are not the best (language barrier is my guess why). Follow Rubyrick instructions or hit Youtube for a video.


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Ok, so I filled and charged the battery.... It doesn't fit. I double checked and it seems to be the correct one. the only difference I see is that is bears the #YXT14-BS instead of #YXT14AHL-BS. I tried again searching and evertime I look up the number recommended it comes up without the "AHL". Is this a common problem?

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Ok, so I filled and charged the battery.... It doesn't fit. I double checked and it seems to be the correct one. the only difference I see is that is bears the #YXT14-BS instead of #YXT14AHL-BS. I tried again searching and evertime I look up the number recommended it comes up without the "AHL". Is this a common problem?
The difference should be in the height. The L is 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2. The B2 is 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 7

Check this site for cross reference. You can scroll down and click on ETX 15 and it will show the B2 battery
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=977

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My problem is width, I need about 1 more inch....

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My problem is width, I need about 1 more inch....
All I can say is that a 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 battery fits perfect in my battery box. I just went down in my basement and measured the battery.

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My problem is width, I need about 1 more inch....
Don't we all.......




Sounds like you got the wrong battery. Call them up and have them fix it. (did you order the wrong one?)

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