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post #1 of 12 Old 02-03-2012, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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I think i need a new battery.

I need advice on batterys. I had mine on a charger since tuesday and when i put it back on the bike last night it did not even turn the gage cluster on. the tender said it was fully charged, but i get nothing when i put it on the bike.

Anybody know where i can get a cheap battery? or any other advice to try before buying a battery?

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-03-2012, 08:39 AM
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Cheap: Walmart. Make sure you have the right dimensions, and check cold crank ratings.

Advice - don't get a cheap battery. But you can do better than OEM pricing.

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i've never even bought a bike battery before. I've usually flipped them before needing to replace anything haha. Whats a good price area?

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Cumberland cycles has a 60 dollar one i think, however i let my bike sit for 2 months at a time and it cranks every time with one of those 110$ trugel batteries.

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About 6 years ago or so, I was a newb and bought an OEM battery from Honda. With my friend's discount (she worked at Honda), it still came out to $112 or something around there.

I think Walmart batteries are around 60-70 bucks.

The LiFE batteries I run on my bikes are $150. But they weigh less than 2 lbs.

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If you're up for an upgrade while you're at it, go lithium. 8 Cell should do it.

Shorai or some other brands, you can even find them on Amazon:

Amazon.com: NEW BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE LITHIUM EVO2 12V 8 CELL MOTORCYCLE BATTERY,RED,275 AMPS: Automotive

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I think you are correct in needing a new battery. I very rarely sell a bike and I am sold on Yuasa. My '03 "Niner" still has the original battery with 60K and an in service date of 2/04. Always tendered. I have a spare that I bought on sale last year from Competition Accessories on the bench and ready to go.

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I got one from here last year. So far so good. OEM lasted about 3-1/2 years.

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Quote:
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If you're up for an upgrade while you're at it, go Lithium ]
Got a lithium on a dual sport....man, do I love not having to fuss with putting it on a battery tender! Light, too...

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-04-2012, 08:26 AM
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After you charged it did you measure the voltage? Charge it, should read 13.something and see how long it will run a car headlight or two. you may have a bad ground cable or something. Worth a check.

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im gonna take the battery to autozone today and have them test it.

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post #12 of 12 Old 02-04-2012, 06:22 PM
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Batteryjack.com $37 same as Yuasa!

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