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Allan10
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Gl1100 battery

Postby Allan10 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:07 am



I'm sure this has been mentioned before but I can't seem to find it. I was wondering what the largest cca battery should go into an 1100. I have a 330 cc and was wondering if it is to large for the system. Thanks. Allan24



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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby redial » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:43 am

As long as it physically fits, there should be no problem.
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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby dingdong » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:29 am

In this case (can cca be too high) size doesn't matter.
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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:53 am

dingdong wrote:In this case (can cca be too high) size doesn't matter.


It's possible that a massive battery could be capable of supplying more current than the starter wiring could handle if the starter were to stall and short out, but I doubt you could physically fit such a battery into the GL1100's battery box area.

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby Allan10 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks I have fit this battery in the bike and it fits but it also spins things very fast initially I thought
to fast that was the reason for my question. Im going to put it back in and see if the starter will handle it. Allan

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby knockdolian » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:57 pm

Allan10 wrote:Thanks I have fit this battery in the bike and it fits but it also spins things very fast initially I thought
to fast that was the reason for my question. Im going to put it back in and see if the starter will handle it. Allan

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:15 pm

heres the battery i have installed on my 1100 and it's never left me stranded. ive had it on my bike for 2 winters and as long as i keep it on my tender, it always fires the bike right up and its a perfect fit into the bike's battery box.................http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detai ... +batteries

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby Allan10 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:07 pm

well got the battery in and it turns everything over nicely not sure what was causing the excess spin in the beginning unless the starter was not engaging fully. Not sure but will watch it. Thanks for the inf Allan10

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:28 pm

oh believe me, if everything is fully charged, that battery will crank that motor very fast and it shouldn't have any problems firing the bike up. it turns the motor so quick, its like cranking the engine with no spark plugs in it it cranks so fast.

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:22 am

hey allen10, if you want to keep your battery charged up, this is what you should also think about having. its the same one i use on my bike's battery............ http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-02 ... ingdocs-20

connect the + and - leads directly to the battery so all you have to do is plug the connector to it and your battery will stay fully charged all the time while your not using it.

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby Allan10 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:12 am

actually I do have a battery tender jr works well with sleds and the rest so should work out but thanks for telling me about the other one. Allan10

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Re: Gl1100 battery

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:57 pm

your welcome, no problem.

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