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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for a good AGM battery?

Hello again, I believe the battery that is in my VN is looking at a bit more than 2 years old and I wanted to change it out to an AGM battery anyway.

Any suggestions on a good AGM battery? Brand? cranking amps? model number?

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Swing arm cleaned and lubed
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Big Crank Battery

I believe this is the one, but double check on the model #.

Product Specifications for USA-Made Big Crank ETX15L Battery
SPECIFICATIONS:
BM Part #: ETX-15L
Made In: U.S.A.
Voltage: 12 Volt
Capacity: 14 Ah
Type: AGM
Length: 5.25"
Width: 3.5"
Height: 6.56"
Cold Cranking Amps: 220 CCA
Shipping Weight: 13.00Lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
FEATURES:
Made in the USA. Why it matters:
If every American spent $64 on something made in America, we could create 200,000 jobs right now.
Vibration resistant, leakproof, spillproof sealed AGM design; prevents spills and the need to maintain acid levels.
Ships fully charged and ready to install, right out of the box!
Environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable
Includes new bolts. Also, includes brass spacers necessary for side mount cable installation.
Replaces these OEM batteries: 502.25533, 917.25534, 1199, 9617, 44061, 44364, 645063, 2074780, 7401851, 7401856, 12N14-3A, 12N143AFP, 12V14LB, 14AHLBS, 14L2, 753-0607, B12B4, BTX14AHLBS, CB14LA2, CB14LA2FP, CYL12N143AXT, CYL14LA2XT, ES14L-A2, GM14Z3A, M2214S, M2214Y, M2241B, M3214G, M3214Y, MC1406, SCB14LA2, SYB14L-A2, SYB14L-B2, SYB14LA2, UB14L-A2, YB14L-A1, YB14L-A2, YB14L-B2, YB14LA2, YMF14L2, YTX14AHL-BS (See More)
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The last battery I bought was from Napa. It's a Yuasa with Napa's name on it. Same part number and all. Never had a problem with it.
When I replaced the battery in my VN750 I used one from Advanced Auto but they don't seem to have the same brand I used back then.

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Hello again, I believe the battery that is in my VN is looking at a bit more than 2 years old and I wanted to change it out to an AGM battery anyway.

Any suggestions on a good AGM battery? Brand? cranking amps? model number?
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I have now. Thanks.

1986 VN750
New front tire & rear tire
Brass fuel inlets
Spline Lubed
Swing arm cleaned and lubed
Final Drive oil
Cooling system flushed and filled
Earshaved
Coastered
Mosfet R/R and relocated
AGM Battery
Stock pipes
Stock seat
Trying to achieve Anodized Red Chrome paint... from a rattle can...
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The 'Bike Master" Brand is pretty good. The True Gel is what I've bought.
Price is comparable to many others but I know in a pinch, I can ride a while on it if your stater fails. ltms
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My Yuasa AGM (YTX14AHL-BS) just died after 7 years of perfect service. This battery sits for months during the Pacific NW rainy season and still starts the bike on the first try every time (no charger used). I'm originally from New England where batteries die on the coldest day of the year, when its snowing, your 50 miles from home and AAA wait times are measured in days. So, I have always replace vehicle batteries every 6 years, regardless of how good they start the vehicle. However, I pushed this battery to 7 years and it started the bike fine, but shorted out during the ride and the bike died on the road along with it (Thank you for the rescue AAA!).

I just purchased another Yuasa for $65.58 (which is a good price for Yuasa), but plan to replace it in 6 years as I should have done with the last one.

Updated: I did purchase a Yuasa float charger $25 (another good price) to perform the initial charge of the new battery (shipped dry) and keep it in good shape during the off season. However, I will still replace the battery at 6 years regardless.

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