I was hoping you guys can help me with a possible battery warranty issue. Almost a year ago today, I purchased an EarthX lithium battery for my 2008 Brutale 910S. I read great reviews about the battery and the best part was you could use a Battery Tender to charge it. No proprietary chargers needed because it had a "smart" chip that monitored the way it was getting current to charge. I did a quick Google search and found out the company was out of stock for the battery I needed. I was able to find a dealer on Ebay that had the battery in stock Model ETX12B. Listed at the time to also fit Honda CBR. The application also stated is was a direct replacement for Yuasa YTZ10S. This was the battery the bike came with from the factory and is even pictured in the shop manual.
Fast forward to this weekend. I accidentally left my iPhone charger on for a few days and along with my Scorpio alarm drained the battery to about 8 volts and bike wouldn't start. I charged it for a few hours and she fired right up. However, the battery is not holding a full charge. Did a test on all electrical components and found no faults. Assuming it is the battery and looked into possible warranty issue.
Here is the best part. Kathy the Global sales director was very nice and returned my inquiries quickly. Turns out according to their application charts I bought the incorrect battery and my warranty is void. These batteries come with a two year warranty. According to their current application chart I should have bought:
ETX18F BATTERY: 340 Pulse Crank Amps $219.00
The battery I was sold is a:
ETX12B: 220 Pulse Crank Amps $169.00
(http://earthxmotorsports.com/shop/etx12b/) MV Agusta Brutale/F4 are listed towards the bottom of the page.
On their site MV AGUSTA F4/Brutale both models are listed a compatible.
The YUASA YTZ10S specs I found say it has 190 CCA. I couldn't find pulse CCA spec for the Yuasa.
Can anyone chime in and verify the ETX12B will be adequate for my bike or do I really need the more powerful battery? Obviously getting the more powerful (and expensive) battery is ideal but I'm looking at loosing here because I'm stuck with a possibly bad battery not suited for my bike.
I can see how a year ago, the application guides may have not been correct because I can still find Google ads showing Either EarthX batteries will work.