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    Favorite Battery??

    What kinda batteries do you use? Les Schwabbers or the walmart special? Any brand loyalty? Are all of these smaller bike batteries ones that you cannot maintain?(put water in?)

    #2
    Yausa usually but from what I read and remember, the walmart battery is pretty much the identical battery.

    the big deal is if you don't ride a lot get a trckle charger for it. either the standard Battery Tender brand, or the Motion Pro/TecMate ones. both are good..

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      #3
      I used to use yuasa batteries in my hawk, but since I've gotten a new subframe that doesn't really fit a stock sized battery, I had to change to a couple of high discharge rated - sealed batteries (IIRC, it could discharge at a rate of 80 amps).
      It's scary how slow I am!

      '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

      '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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        #4
        Has any one used or heard of chrome battery before?? I like the digital display right on top...
        Anyway, in the market for a new battery and thought I'd resurface this old thread 10 years later to see if there is new input.


        http://www.chromebattery.com/ytx9-bs...s-battery.html

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          #5
          Originally Posted by Enils View Post
          Has any one used or heard of chrome battery before?? I like the digital display right on top...
          Anyway, in the market for a new battery and thought I'd resurface this old thread 10 years later to see if there is new input.


          http://www.chromebattery.com/ytx9-bs...s-battery.html
          Seems a little too inexpensive overall but who is to say....
          88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction but rideable (guest approved)
          89 BlackHawk 2.0 - On the lift and being assembled
          90 Hawk GT (color as to yet be determined) - Still on the shelf in crates

          2002 DL1000 V-Strom - Workhorse. beat it, flog it, it keeps on going...

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            #6
            I bought a cheap one once but it only lasted half as long as a Yuasa. False economy.
            Brian - Richland, WA
            1991 Hawk GT
            1997 VFR

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              #7
              Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
              I bought a cheap one once but it only lasted half as long as a Yuasa. False economy.
              Exactly what I was worried about... Thanks for the input guys!

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                #8
                Yuasa for stock size, Shorai for the smaller/lighter setup.
                Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                  #9
                  I always buy Yuasa batteries, last longer than the cheaper ones, price difference is not as great in the UK as it was years ago...as said a battery maintenance charger is the way to go if not using regularly

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                    #10
                    I have no complaints about my Ballistic 8-cell

                    http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/b...l-evo2-battery

                    I purchased mine from Hordpower

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                      #11
                      I have gotten ridiculously long life out of Yuasa batteries, well over 10 years, closer to 15. The others, i.e. cheaper, I tried were always a disappointment. Haven't tried the Li-ion type yet.

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                        #12
                        My Yuasa (stock size) from 2008 died about a month ago. I was a little disappointed, but it was deep cycled more than a couple of times and been used to power a wrench-to-ring-to-frame arc welder on more than one occasion as well.

                        I will almost certainly be replacing it with the same.

                        If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                        The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                          #13
                          Holy Ancient Thread, Batman!

                          An oldie but a goodie.
                          I need a bigger garage.

                          It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it.

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