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A few general battery questions
Written by gibinmich on 6/8/2010 at 04:48 pm

The factory battery is good for a number of years if it doesn't get too cold or
too dead. I would use a battery tender on anything that doesn't get ridden much.
Parking your bike in a oven is bad for the entire bike...... and small animals
too. Maybe there is a aftermarket battery that will hold better up to the
extreme conditions your bike experiences?

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "pc800dork" <dokiedo@...> wrote:
>
> Who makes a good dependable battery in the $60 or less range?
>
> What kind of lifespan do you expect from your battery?
>
> For someone who doesn't ride a lot, will a battery cutoff switch extend the
life of the battery?
>
> If I have a 12v cigarette lighter type outlet installed, are the solar
chargers with the male cig-plug worth buying? (I don't have an electrical
outlet where I park the bike)
>

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pc800dork
6/8/2010, 02:33 pm
A few general battery questions
Who makes a good dependable battery in the $60 or less range? What kind of lifespan do you expect from your battery? For someone who doesn't ride a lot, will a battery cutoff switch extend the life of the battery? If I have a 1

    rwven6956
    6/8/2010, 02:49 pm
    A few general battery questions
    The AGM batteries made by East Penn are the way to go. They are sold under various names. "Big Crank" for example. They can be found on the Internet in the 50-60 dollar range. They will last for years if maintained properly. The

      BenVivian
      6/8/2010, 04:50 pm
      A few general battery questions
      I purchased a 1990 PC last year and needed to replace the battery. The previous owner had the original Yuasa for about 10 years, and a second Yuasa for about 8 years. I purchased an AGM battery from O'Reilly Auto Parts (made by East Penn), bu

    gibinmich
    6/8/2010, 04:48 pm
    A few general battery questions
    The factory battery is good for a number of years if it doesn't get too cold or too dead. I would use a battery tender on anything that doesn't get ridden much. Parking your bike in a oven is bad for the entire bike...... and small animals to

      pc800dork
      6/8/2010, 04:59 pm
      A few general battery questions
      Actually the heat inside is not too bad - the "container" is under a tree and stays cooler than the outside - and being a shipping container, it is definitely critter-proof. During our 17dg cold snap last winter liquids did freeze insi

    alfr4d
    6/8/2010, 05:09 pm
    A few general battery questions
    That is a good question. The battery life-span is often very short. It does not seem to be a real part of the bike in many cases. I would try not to buy a bad and old one. When I was at the store, MotoPort in the Netherlands, they told me tha

    desert_ratt_...
    6/8/2010, 06:32 pm
    A few general battery questions
    If you don't ride a lot (less than 3 times/week average) and/or it tends to sit a long time in the winter, I would definitely invest in a battery tender. A solar charger works fine to keep a battery topped up, but I don't think it would help

      pc800dork
      6/8/2010, 09:45 pm
      A few general battery questions
      Walmart has the EverStart ES12-BS for $50.00 I found a "Big Crank" ETX-12 (sealed AGM) online for about $75.00 shipped. Anybody have any feedback on the Walmart battery? One nice thing about Wallymart is that you can return

        shotcoy
        6/9/2010, 01:46 am
        A few general battery questions
        Dorkster: I got a sealed gel(AGM) battery with a small trickle charger on ebay in April 2008 for $43.43 delivered. It is still working good. Only God knows how long it will last. Looks like a similar one(AGM) is currently available on ebay fo

          pc800dork
          6/9/2010, 01:56 am
          A few general battery questions
          Muchas Gracias Shot - > > Dorkster: I got a sealed gel(AGM) battery with a small trickle charger on ebay in April 2008 for $43.43 delivered. It is still working good. Only God knows how long it will last. Looks like a similar one

        literidr
        6/9/2010, 03:37 am
        A few general battery questions
        Hey "pc800dork": I wouldn't want to trust the Everstart in my PC. Generally the "X" in the battery size talks about the AGM type of battery. Since the Everstart doesn't have that in their part number, I would assume it