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A few general battery questions
Written by BenVivian on 6/8/2010 at 04:50 pm

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),
but returned it when I saw that I'd have to modify both battery connectors --
not a difficult mod, just not something I wanted to do. My thought was that if
I went back to a Yuasa, I'd have modify the connectors again or replace them
altogether. I wanted to keep things simple, so I got another Yuasa.

I also looked briefly at solar chargers, but haven't needed it because I use a
Battery Tender Jr. Here's the one I was looking at:\

If you end up getting a Sunforce solar charger, make sure it's the Power Sport
model, which is waterproof and has overcharge protection. Please also post any
reviews and experiences.

--- In, "Ronald" <rwvdtd@...> wrote:
> 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.
> There is no draw on the PC battery when parked, unless you have added an
accesory such as a clock or a radio with a memory in it. When parked for
extended periods it's best to remove the battery and leave it on a "Battery
Tender" if there is no outlet at your parking location.
> If you Google Solar Battery Chargers there are reviews available.
> --- In, "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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