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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Batteries-Plus Xtreme Batteries

Do any of you have good or bad experience with Batteries-Plus Xtreme Batteries? I am trying to find a replacement locally, but none of the local shops carry the Yuasa or Westco batteries in stock. Batteries-Plus says their Sealed AGM Xtreme brand is comperable, it's cheaper, has a longer warranty and they have one in stock.

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Sears has a great battery as well. Roughly $80. 14AHS-BL

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I have one and my buddy has one, year and a half later, still no problems.

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I had one and killed it in less than 6 months... Though I do ride more than most...

Happy with my 2 month old diehard (yusa), wish I'd never bothered with the batteries plus battery (which they claimed was still good since it was still under warranty - I'll never buy another battery from the bastards and I'd recommend you not).

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Funny you should ask. I've had one since May and don't like it. It starts the bike, but not as well as the DieHard did. The starter turns slower and it takes longer for the bike to start. I have problems with backfiring on cold starts (never had that problem before). If you can't find a DieHard, Yuasa (same thing) or a Westco locally, order the Westco on line. Pricey, but shipping is included and will start the bike reliably. http://tinyurl.com/5fmmqs

The DieHards are on sale through the 16th http://tinyurl.com/55x6mg

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I have the batteries plus battery now and have had it for over a year with no problems .


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I bought the Wal Mart version last January and have had no issues with it at all. The polarity was reversed (pos on neg side, etc) so just turned the battery 180 and hooked her up. Wires aren't stretched or anything so no mods needed.

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Exactly what was happening with my bike. Worked well for a bit, then started being an ass. Replaced the battery even though it might have been considered "good" by a shop. The diehard makes the bike behave like a completely different (in a good way) animal.



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Funny you should ask. I've had one since May and don't like it. It starts the bike, but not as well as the DieHard did. The starter turns slower and it takes longer for the bike to start. I have problems with backfiring on cold starts (never had that problem before). If you can't find a DieHard, Yuasa (same thing) or a Westco locally, order the Westco on line. Pricey, but shipping is included and will start the bike reliably. http://tinyurl.com/5fmmqs

The DieHards are on sale through the 16th http://tinyurl.com/55x6mg

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Currently receiving therapy from "Doc" - My 1985 VN700.

Daily rider in NorthWET Oregon.
Ammo Can Saddlebags
Shaved and Rejetted. Coastered. Degoated w/ Hardley pipes.

Bought Feb 2007 with 12K miles.
Hit the 24k mile July 2008

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