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919 Battery?

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That is the number of the Yuasa I run in the 919. I always stick with Yusua batteries because I've had better luck with them. The strange part of the ad is:

BATTERY WILL LABELED BE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
YUASA, INTERSTATE BATTERY OR DRAG SPECIALTIES

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only thing to me that looks fishy is this half way down:

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BATTERY WILL LABELED BE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
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Must be an echo in here.

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*Echo*.....

I personally wouldn't skimp on the one thing that is quite critical to your bike running reliably.

Kind of like buying a replacement heart from a second hand store.

Just curious but what are you guys in the cooler, battery killing climates getting out of a battery? I'm ready for a new one at about three years now.

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I have about zero ebay experience, but I would be a little nervous buying one of those batteries.

Mine just died on the 919. Last week I could tell it was turning a little slower then normal when starting. Then I went away for a week during new years. Got back Tuesday, pulled the bike out to go to work on Wednesday and it turned a few times and was then dead.

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*Echo*.....

I personally wouldn't skimp on the one thing that is quite critical to your bike running reliably.

Kind of like buying a replacement heart from a second hand store.

Just curious but what are you guys in the cooler, battery killing climates getting out of a battery? I'm ready for a new one at about three years now.
8 years and counting. The bike + battery are in the deep freezer(my unheated garage) all winter.

The secret:
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I bought a cheap battery off ebay one time for the 919, lasted about three months than crapped out. Don't skimp, get a real one...

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only thing to me that looks fishy is this half way down:

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BATTERY WILL LABELED BE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
YUASA, INTERSTATE BATTERY OR DRAG SPECIALTIES
I'd avoid it, the Drag Specialties battery may be the cheap POS battery, not worth the risk for me.

Tucker Rocky (available locally at better dealerships) has two options, these are retail prices and usually discounted, when asked nicely.

78-1381 @ 64.95

49-9107 @ 127.95

The higher end one is good, the other is cheap but if you have a problem within a short time, at least you have a local dealer you can try and have make it right.

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The secret is if you don't ride at least once a week year round, use a battery tender.

Lead-acid batteries don't like to sit for any length of time. A battery tender keeps them happy.

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Two areas I don't skimp on are batteries and tires. Both will leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

The battery on the 919 is always tendered and has been in service since 2/04. The longest I have ever had a battery deliver good service was 9 years on my '81 CB750F and was again always tendered.

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Two areas I don't skimp on are batteries and tires. Both will leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

The battery on the 919 is always tendered and has been in service since 2/04. The longest I have ever had a battery deliver good service was 9 years on my '81 CB750F and was again always tendered.

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you in really in hampton? im in clinton. . . .

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you in really in hampton? im in clinton. . . .
Yep. Over on the Musconetcong Ridge. You want to get out some time, come check us out at:

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I think I'm going to email the guy and say, if it doesn't say Yuasa on it, I don't want it.

I'm an avid ebayer and I've never had a bad experience....

Cyclegear wants 178 for the same battery + tax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Love this forum by the way. Everyone is super active and helpful. Any bay area riders in here??

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I bought a battery off batteryjack.com for $30, lasted longer than my Yuasa, gel, looks the same, I'm ahead ofthe game, and would do it again!

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anyone heard anything about these??? claimed 1.5lb . . . .

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The wife's 07 919 which we got new 03/08 has a low battery from sitting. I have the battery tender wiring to add to it then let it charge.
She has just about quit riding so I will play on it. What sucks is I have 3 ZRX Kawasaki's , 2008 ZX14 and a 2009 K1300GT and still enjoy playing on the 919.

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8 years and counting. The bike + battery are in the deep freezer(my unheated garage) all winter.
Mine as well. No battery tender and no garage. It sits outside all year round.

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Two areas I don't skimp on are batteries and tires. Both will leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
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can you bump-start the 919? or does the fuel injection not allow it to run w/ a dead battery?

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can you bump-start the 919? or does the fuel injection not allow it to run w/ a dead battery?
You can bump/push start. I've done it in 2nd or 3rd. But you'll need to keep the rpm's up to charge the battery, unless it's toast, in which case, just get another battery. I'm about at that point - batteries been on a tender last 4 weeks. We'll see how she holds up this summer.

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I paid $80 for a batt from a local shop and he swears by them. I can't, for the life of me, remember what kind of batt is it.

That said, I have 2 words for all of you:

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Use one.

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dunno bout u guys, but im still on my original bat on my 04... tho it is ca and it does get ridden at least once a week.

if i had to replace it, know the cheap ass that i am, id find the cheapest battery that would work haha.

It would be intresting to see if i could disconnect the battery, and bump start the 919... might do that when this rain clears up.

also for you guys where its cold... and you wanna go start your bike up when its completely cold... turn the key on, and let it sit for 3 or 4 minutes with the headlight on. ... yes, let it sit not running with the headlight on. This will warm the battery up, exciting the chemistry of the battery and actually allow the battery to produce more voltage and cranking amps than if u just turned the key on and tried to start... this will also help produce a longer life out of the battery.

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dunno bout u guys, but im still on my original bat on my 04... tho it is ca and it does get ridden at least once a week.

if i had to replace it, know the cheap ass that i am, id find the cheapest battery that would work haha.

It would be intresting to see if i could disconnect the battery, and bump start the 919... might do that when this rain clears up.

also for you guys where its cold... and you wanna go start your bike up when its completely cold... turn the key on, and let it sit for 3 or 4 minutes with the headlight on. ... yes, let it sit not running with the headlight on. This will warm the battery up, exciting the chemistry of the battery and actually allow the battery to produce more voltage and cranking amps than if u just turned the key on and tried to start... this will also help produce a longer life out of the battery.
interesting, i would have thought the light would decrease the battery strength... guess that makes sense what you said... wonder how cold it needs to be for that to be true though. on another note: does anyone ever use the "cold-start" pull (choke?)

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It would be intresting to see if i could disconnect the battery, and bump start the 919... might do that when this rain clears up.
When I was diagnosing why my bike wouldn't start, I removed the battery from the bike completely -- I used jumper cables from my car to the bike.

The bike fired up; as it was idling, I removed the jumper cables and it summarily died.

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no tender here..i have one but dont use it...3rd winter in a row of not starting for three months and it started in a blink of an eye...are the batterys in the 07 gel

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on the battery topic, does anyone have a link to where I can get the bungee for it? Just noticed that mine is missing the battery bungee holder

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on the battery topic, does anyone have a link to where I can get the bungee for it? Just noticed that mine is missing the battery bungee holder
Because I just replaced my battery and don't remember seeing the strap, I had to look it up.
BikeBandit.com shows it and it's a little more than $5; I'm not sure how it goes on?


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on the battery topic, does anyone have a link to where I can get the bungee for it? Just noticed that mine is missing the battery bungee holder
I have a spare that I got in a parts box from Motocycho. I can send it to you. Just PM me your address.

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Because I just replaced my battery and don't remember seeing the strap, I had to look it up.
BikeBandit.com shows it and it's a little more than $5; I'm not sure how it goes on?
It hooks to the outsides of the battery housing.

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