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Battery

Post by toanogreen » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:45 am



I need to get another battery. I have been buying basic batteries from Wal-mart (please don't laugh). I guess I need to find a better product, but don't want to buy a high-end one. Do auto parts dealers sell good batteries or do I have to go all out?



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Re: Battery

Post by virgilmobile » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:59 pm

I'm not laughing at all.I too run a cheap lead acid battery.I do keep a battery tender on it wen it sets.
From a bean counter point of view,in the long run ,it's a wash out.
Less maintenance and better cranking with the AGM type.More fussing with the lead acid ones.
Pay twice as much now for the AGM or live with the downfall of the cheap one.

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Re: Battery

Post by golden highway » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Check out Chrome battery's. that is where I bought my last one. AGM at less then acid

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Re: Battery

Post by ct1500 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:57 pm

I got one of these it is very good. No more checking electrolyte levels. Set it and forget it. :D

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Re: Battery

Post by Dusty Boots » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:41 am

toanogreen wrote:I need to get another battery. I have been buying basic batteries from Wal-mart (please don't laugh). I guess I need to find a better product, but don't want to buy a high-end one. Do auto parts dealers sell good batteries or do I have to go all out?

I spent $89 on a new AGM battery (Westco SRV 18) 8 yrs/150k ago and it is still going strong.
You figure out which one is costing you more in money/time and inconvenience over that time span. :roll:

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Re: Battery

Post by Firea100 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:09 pm

Where do you get a Westco SRV-18 ??

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Re: Battery

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:46 pm

Yea,8 years ago a battery for my truck was $50...now its $129

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Re: Battery

Post by Dayta » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:49 pm

No doubt, an AGM maintenance free battery is definitely the way to go. As stated in previous post, pay for a good battery now to avoid more money and more headache later.

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Re: Battery

Post by silverado6x6 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:15 pm

I bought the Chrome AGM battery from Ebay, heck of a deal, it was $66 AND free shipping to Alaska, that was unreal in itself. works great.
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Re: Battery

Post by toanogreen » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:19 pm

silverado6x6 wrote:I bought the Chrome AGM battery from Ebay, heck of a deal, it was $66 AND free shipping to Alaska, that was unreal in itself. works great.
I just ordered one directly from Chrome. Hope to have it by this weekend.

Thanks for the encouraging words.

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Re: Battery

Post by bstig60 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:07 am

I just ordered an AGM battery directly from Chrome for my 99, the near new Bike master is going into my 88 to replace the Wallyworld special that has finally given up the ghost after two seasons.
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Re: Battery

Post by toanogreen » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:03 am

bstig60 wrote:I just ordered an AGM battery directly from Chrome for my 99, the near new Bike master is going into my 88 to replace the Wallyworld special that has finally given up the ghost after two seasons.

I've had my AGM battery a little over a year now and it works great! Went through last winter without having to charge. Still starting strong today. I'm sold!!



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