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Got gas, go to fire the bike up and it doesn't want to start.... kept trying every 30 seconds or so and then the thing backfires.... eventually starts up with various rolls on the throttle and patience. Is it the battery and why does it backfire?
 

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My bike did the EXACT same thing with the wet cell battery I bought it with. AGM battery fixed all my starting issues.

It backfires because the weak spark allows raw fuel into the exhaust.
 

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Thanks SlowBox, I'll pick up the Manga Power 12v Sealed AGM 220CCA battery from Advance Auto today and rid this problem FOREVER! ($81.99)
 

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I've been collecting data...here is the latest on AGM Batteries... :smiley_th

Manufacturer - Model - CCA Availablity -Additional Notes

BatteriesPlus X2-15L 210 BatteriesPlus Deka ETX15L re-branded- - $95.00 Store-Nov-2012
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Big Crank ETX15L 210 Online Retailers, eBay Deka ETX15L re-branded --- Ebay - $68.00 Nov-2012
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Deka ETX15L 210 Online Retailers, eBay
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Die Hard 44005 210 Sears YUASA YTX14AHL-BS re-branded $80.00-Store Nov-2012
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EverStart ES14AHBS 210 Walmart Terminals are swapped, so install backwards and remove bottom spacer.
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Interstate CYTX14AHL-BS 210 Retailers YUASA YTX14AHL-BS re-branded
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MagnaPower ETX15L 210 Advance Auto Parts Deka ETX15L re-branded -
Manga Power 12v Sealed AGM 220CCA! ($81.99 – April 2013)

WestCo 12V14L-B 220 WestCo

YUASA YTX14AHL-BS 210 Online Retailers, eBay $78.00 online Dec-2012 ----$88.00 Dec-2012
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Magma Power ETX15L 220 CCA Advance Auto Parts 220 CCA $77.00 - Online -Take 15% off -Enter code DEM11 at checkout. Online Only.

NOTE: Ebay / Online prices quoted above are from a single online search, additional search’s may produce different prices.
 

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I have the EverStart from walmart, I think it cost me around $70. Still going strong after 2-2.5 years. Just recently I let my bike sit for around 6 months and the battery still had a charge... I drained it because my coils weren't firing, but after fixing the coils and recharging the battery on a battery tender, the battery was brought back to life and hasn't failed me.
 
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