What brand of AGM battery is best?


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What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:41 pm



I found these pages describing a set of torture tests performed on various AGM motorcycle batteries:

Texas Toast Battery Cookoff
Texas Toast Battery Cookoff Part 2

Without question, by a far margin, the clear winner is the "MotoBatt" battery. I haven't heard of this brand before, but I'm pretty sure the Motobatt MBTX24U AGM battery will be the next battery I buy for my GL1500.



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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Without even looking at the tests. My son is a mechanic and said the Deka was one of the top batteries. I put them in both the wing and the VTX my son now has. No problem so far. You can always get a bad one no matter what type you buy. Good luck.

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby thrasherg » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:38 pm

But the Motobatt just looked so much better than the rest (in terms of charge storage and stability over time). I will definitely be looking at one when I have to replace my wing battery.

Thanks for posting the link WingAdmin.

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby ka4yqi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:59 pm

Well my oddessy battery is giving up the ghost. I have gotten me a Interstate that I add the acid to. After taking it thru it's steps aand getting charged and in line, nniw I have a battery with some serious power. Put it in the gl1500 wing and hit reverse button and it like to have jumped ontop of the crown vicky. I am happy with it so far. My buddy is a dealer so we well see what it does.

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:50 am

ka4yqi wrote:Well my oddessy battery is giving up the ghost. I have gotten me a Interstate that I add the acid to. After taking it thru it's steps aand getting charged and in line, nniw I have a battery with some serious power. Put it in the gl1500 wing and hit reverse button and it like to have jumped ontop of the crown vicky. I am happy with it so far. My buddy is a dealer so we well see what it does.

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Postby ka4yqi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:07 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:how old was your odyssey battery

it was just over 3 years old.

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:02 pm

My $.02 is for Big Crank Batteries...
http://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Crank- ... ng-battery
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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby Right Winger » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:22 am

Iv'e had pretty good luck with the SVR made by Westco . It lasted 8 yrs and was still going strong . I change it just because. However I did replace it with another SVR . And I also have a Odessey in my other wing it is three yrs old. it was in the bike all winter till this spring . Started right up

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:52 am

WingAdmin wrote:I found these pages describing a set of torture tests performed on various AGM motorcycle batteries:

Texas Toast Battery Cookoff
Texas Toast Battery Cookoff Part 2

Without question, by a far margin, the clear winner is the "MotoBatt" battery. I haven't heard of this brand before, but I'm pretty sure it will be the next battery I buy for my bike.

Wingman, thanks for the information man, I had bought a Xtreme AGM battery from Batteries Plus in March because I didn't know any better, it's fine but this is good to know for the next one much later..

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby maxlbrown » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:32 am

Ive recently had to replace my Exide battery after a mere 12 months then dead. Exide are only 12 month warranty typical. I replaced it with the Motobat. First one was faulty and wouldnt hold charge. Seconfd one is faultless and remember you get four terminals on the motorbat so really convenient for extra add on circuits and charge leads etc.

So far despite the initial hiccup my motobat 24 cost me £56 new and has been faultless since fitted.

It was recommended by my Spares dealer. It is cheaper and better than the the bigger makes.

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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby Dogsled » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:26 pm

I buy alot of stuff online. But I try to buy batteries local, I've gotten bad batteries local and just took them back for a new one. Seems a little inconvenient to be riding, have your battery fail. Then have to ship it back and wait for another one.

So if a battery proves bad, how long are you usually down between shipping old battery back and getting a new one.

Like VTXcandyred said, no matter what battery you buy you can get a bad one. I know from experience my last battery ran perfect for a week then just stopped taking a charge.
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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby redial » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Has anyone tried the LiFePO batteries? They do not have acid, have a long storage life when charged, and are a lot lighter. They also provide alternative terminal configurations to suit all. Go to Wikipedia and see what it says about this type of battery.
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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby johnfliesagain » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:36 am

redial wrote:Has anyone tried the LiFePO batteries? They do not have acid, have a long storage life when charged, and are a lot lighter. They also provide alternative terminal configurations to suit all. Go to Wikipedia and see what it says about this type of battery.



I put a Battery Tender Jr Brand of one of these in my 79 Yamaha xs750 triple. Light weight, half the size. Doesn't like the cold though.

I added a winch electric quick disconnect to it; I bring it in below 40*F to keep it warm. I can slip it in my coat pocket! The battery is under the hinged seat so it is an easy in/out.

This would be a bit harder in the wing. Do you ride in the cold? or park in a non heated garage?
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Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:40 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:Without even looking at the tests. My son is a mechanic and said the Deka was one of the top batteries. I put them in both the wing and the VTX my son now has. No problem so far. You can always get a bad one no matter what type you buy. Good luck.


I've heard that the AGMs at O'Reileys are re-branded Deka batteries, but cannot confirm that.




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