Self inflicted battery trouble


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Al Lenz
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Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby Al Lenz » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:24 pm



Last weekend I put my '94 GL1500A away for the winter. I put it on the center stand in the corner of the garage and all was right with the world until this weekend when I decided there were too many keys on the key hooks by the back door and maybe the camper and bike keys could be put away for the winter. No bike key on the hooks! A quick trip to the garage found the key still in the ignition which was a relief until I went to remove it and found it had been left on a notch. Now I need a battery.
Any suggestions on brands, suppliers etc. will be welcome



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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby ct1500 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:45 pm

Highly recommend the Yuasa as a very good quality battery.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1000_ ... 744/138559
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Bluewaterhooker0
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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:58 pm

Have the YUASU AGM battery in my 97 for the past 2+ years. Works great, no problems, starts every time.

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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby minimac » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:00 am

I would resist the tempation to save a few bucks and stay away from the wallyworld ones. They seem to be good for about 2 years and that's it. There was even an article I read about that but I don't recall where it was.

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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:17 am

Put a charger on it. Then plug in a battery maintainer.
Shouldn't need replaced just because you ran it down

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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby dingdong » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:59 am

I happened to notice last week that Batteries Plus now sells Duracell brand AGM batteries with a full 2 year warranty for $107. I didn't know they even made a motorcycle battery.
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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:24 am

dingdong wrote:I happened to notice last week that Batteries Plus now sells Duracell brand AGM batteries with a full 2 year warranty for $107. I didn't know they even made a motorcycle battery.


I highly doubt that they do - it's more than likely someone else's battery with a Duracell label on it.

I second the vote for the Yuasa AGM battery. Any decent name-brand (excepting the Wal-Mart nEverStart batteries) AGM battery will do well.

Also get yourself a Battery Tender and you'll keep your battery in top shape - and possibly guard against future accidental mistakes. :)

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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby Snowmoer » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:34 pm

Another vote for putting it on a charger first, should bring it back unless it was on it's last legs to start with. I have done this twice when I first got my 1500. Just charging brought my Odyssey battery back to life and has been trouble free.

Al Lenz
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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby Al Lenz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks guys. That battery was on it's last legs anyway. It would crank pretty good, but the bike would not start until I released the starter button. You all recommended that I replace it last spring to cure that problem. I did put it on the charger all day Saturday, but it still would only buzz not crank. I think I'll go with the Yuasa, but not until spring probably.

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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby tumunga » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:15 pm

I usually end up at Batteries Plus, and purchase one of their AGM batteries. After buying one of these for each of my bikes, I've never had to buy another battery before I sold the bike.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product/32754-XTAX24HL--BS-Xtreme-Permaseal-AGM-Battery/558-CC/4419-Motorcycle-Batteries/136634-Honda/GL1500-Gold-Wing/1500CC-1988-to-2000.aspx
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Re: Self inflicted battery trouble

Postby MikeB » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:19 pm

A few days ago, fmcastro of Jupiter, Florida wrote about a CHROME BATTERY YTX20L-BS he purchased and how well he liked it.
Then the sellers of these batteries chimed in and offered a 10% discount for using the Promo code of "Goldwing".

The post is here: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21802
Chrome Battery site is here: http://www.chromebattery.com/
The prices look very reasonable and the shipping is free. They say it is at your door in about 3 days.


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