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03-11-2009 10:23 PM
Old Dog Thanks Lance, you are right where I was looking "Battery Mart" http://xrl.us/beipab they still give 190CCAs...
Thanks and have a good one...Old Dog...
03-11-2009 08:37 PM
lance328 Here is the Data Sheet. Big Crank may have not updated thier info. or labels.

http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/0278.pdf
03-11-2009 08:14 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by lance328 View Post
As of september of last year East Penn the company that makes Deka and Big Crank batteries upped the amps to 210.
Oh, OK-Thanks that would make them equal then, where I was looking at the Big Crank it listed it as 190... I will just stick with the guns on the Big Crank as it seems to be the choice, its good to know it is now 210 CCAs though, thanks......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-11-2009 06:03 PM
lance328
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What about this battery??? http://www.batterystuff.com/batterie...X14AHL-BS.html ---It says 210CCA against 190CCA for the Big Crank...
About the same price, at least not much difference when the shipping is figured in... Would the 20 extra CCAs make any noticeable difference????
Have a good one...Old Dog...
As of september of last year East Penn the company that makes Deka and Big Crank batteries upped the amps to 210.
03-11-2009 03:40 PM
Old Dog What about this battery??? http://www.batterystuff.com/batterie...X14AHL-BS.html ---It says 210CCA against 190CCA for the Big Crank...
About the same price, at least not much difference when the shipping is figured in... Would the 20 extra CCAs make any noticeable difference????
Have a good one...Old Dog...
03-08-2009 04:35 PM
Old Dog Thanks Folks, I believe that is the route I will go...
Thanks and have a good one...Old Dog...
03-08-2009 04:19 PM
grhoward I just put one in my bike and it works great.
03-07-2009 10:10 PM
Hiker Yea, it's a great battery. My 3rd year now with it. Also, it comes with some sort of red plastic thingy that can be used for height adjustment. I never bothered to figure it out so I just used some wood paint stirrers broken to about 3" as shims to keep it all tight. I think I put the shims under the battery.

It will come fully charged too.
03-07-2009 09:31 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by Hiker View Post
I bought here: http://xrl.us/beipab $57.95
Yep, Hiker thats the place I was speaking of, $57.95+$13.22 shippingto 37398 zip = $71.17...
That will probably be where I get mine also...
Thanks and have a good one...Old Dog...
03-07-2009 09:15 PM
cglennon
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Originally Posted by OlHossCanada View Post
FWIW, I would have bought the $65 local battery and picked up a small charger or tender for $30-40 and charged it myself. I`ve had a little 2-4 amp self regulating charger, with a gauge, for close to 35 years. It has saved the day many times when my auto battery was weak and probably wouldn`t have cranked the beast over on a cold Alberta morning to go to work. Just having it to put on overnight saved me a lot of trouble, until I could put a new battery in. If you have a charger, you don`t worry about running the battery down so much when doing repairs, etc., if you are constantly trying to start it, as you have the means at hand, and don`t have to take it to a garage to be recharged.

I guess what it boils down to, is that having the charger, and other tools, makes me feel a sense of independance and self sufficiency.

However if the $80 battery makes you a happy rider, more power to ya. Enjoy the ride.
Sorry, I should have added that I moved from a house with 2 bay garage (outside of Boston, MA), where I did all my own auto/mechanical maintenance to an apartment building (in Portland, OR). My wife and I downsided and as part of that I sold all my shop equipment. Now my vehicles are parked in an underground garage complex where working on them and access to electrical outlet is not possible. So, I would have to remove the battery and haul it up to my apartment every time I wanted to apply the charger. Therefore, a top quality battery, in my situation, becomes a necessity.

By the way the Yuasa AGM battery will self charge to about 60%-70% power level when first mixed, without any external input. I'm sure other AGM's self charging characteristics are similar. So, I could have purchased the fresh mixed battery, let it self charge, prayed that it starts the bike (or jumped it using the old battery) and gone for a long ride to charge the new battery. However, the purpose of buying a new AGM battery was to reduce the load on the charging system, not introduce it (even for a short while).
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