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What Will Be The Best Battery To Buy?

Hello, This is my third battery I even use the battery tender when I am not riding, so far I had the 2 OEM Batteries and 1 Odissey battery the Odissey gel last me longer but still went dead;

I would like to know if any one had a better brand?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm just wondering if you have an alternator problem, it would seem strange to have so many battery problems when you are using a tender. Have you got a meter to check the alternator or otherwise take the bike to an auto electrician to have the alternator function checked out, before buying yet another battery.


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+1. You should get at least 2 years on either the Yuasa or the Odyssey, especially with a tender.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 03:31 PM
My F4 is still on the original battery, coming up 4 years old now!


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My Evo3 is still on the original battery (but not for much longer) from 2004, on the Optimate but sits still for months on end through the winters
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I've had my F4 for 7 years now & normally replace the battery every 2 years. I don't use it a great deal which probably compounds the problem & have tried both expensive/cheap batteries but it doesn't seem to make much difference. I think that using a battery tender charger can sometimes damage it so now remove when the bike is not used over the winter.

I think perhaps because the battery lies on it's side, the plates are not submerged in the gel/acid which could contributes to it's life.

Which ever battery you do go for, make sure it's the right one for the bike so it doesn't leak!

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Another question...what kind of tender do you use?

Buy an Optimate 3+ if you want the best.

AGM batteries don't care what position they are in if they are initially serviced properly. There is no liquid in there, the plates have absorbed it all (Absorbed Glass Mat).

My old 600 Yamaha went 8 years on its original battery, and another 6 on the replacement before I sold it. Not much use either. The new owner never replaced the battery before he sold it last year either.

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When the bike is running at an idle throw your multimeter on it and check voltage at the battery. You should have between 13 1/2 and 14 volts.


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Thank you very much for all your info.

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