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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Battery. . .

Hey guys, sorry to do this (surely repeating a thread topic). I tried searching though older posts, but I didn't really find much. I can attribute that to my lack of forum activity.

Anyway, my battery is bone dead. I've been searching around and all I see are fairly generic batteries, this is what I'm wondering:

What have you guys used in the past?

If you were upgrading, what would you upgrade to?

Thanks guys, I really appreciate any help thrown my way!

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In my opinion, any battery from a reputable company is ok. I found that the YTZ10S works best with my 2 f4's and my Brutale.

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The YTZ10S from YUSA or Interstate


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I recomend to stay with Yuasa , just recently discovered a small batery leak ( a drip ) down on my suspension and about a nickel size mark on my swingarm (oh crap) , luckily I have cought it early so dammage is not so bad except that mark on the swingarm. A wirebrush and a little bit of flat black paint touch up can fix it. Anyways I got rid of the batery so cant tell you what brand it was but I remember that it was not a Yuasa and it was made in china ??? I keep hiting myself over the head for buying cheaper batery , No more !!! Acid on alluminum parts - not good , get it ??? So folks don't be cheap and buy the best you can !!! Your MV is worth it .

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Thanks Guys,

I had a BTZ12S in there... to be honest, not exactly sure what that means, I'll have to look up the cranking amps and such. . .

Thanks for the quick answers though!

James

EDIT: Just looked up what I had in there, all I see are vented, which mine was not. . . It was a sealed battery. Just to clarify.

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Check motowheels speedcell battery. It is a good battery
Will not leak, slow discharge, will save you 5-6lbs. Cheapest
weight reduction possible besides diet or a huge growler
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 07:20 AM
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MY YUASA LEAKED!!!!! only 8 month old.

It made a right mess of my swinger & suspension linkage, & it took some sorting.

I now buy a cheaper battery & replace it every biking season for peace of mind. Well worth 35.00.

I think the main reason for leaking is the vibes & laying on its side. When I put mine in now I line the tray with a bit of polythene sheet to catch any possible leaks.
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Well, so there you go,everytime you try to advise someone, someone steps in to contradict your advice,so I withdraw from this discussion . I ques any product can fail !!!
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Bungle, was it not a sealed battery? (silly question I know)

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MY YUASA LEAKED!!!!! only 8 month old.
If your Yuasa leaked then it was not properly prepared for service.
Either the wrong quantity of acid was used, or the battery was not initialized with the correct type of charger.
The AGM batteries we use now have NO loose acid inside the casing when properly serviced. All fluid is absorbed into the glass mats (AGM) and remains there.
The venting system is a labyrinth primarily designed to keep the hydrogen gasses contained while allowing internal heating and cooling pressure changes relieved.

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