Battery interchange ???


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Battery interchange ???

Post by Tagg » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:38 pm



Is wondering if anybody has had success using a 20 series battery for the replacement on the GL1500. It appears by the specs that the battery is a little shorter in length but should fit otherwise. The 20 series is the newer style used in the GL1800.



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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by Big Blue UK » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:31 am

May have different dimensions, but a battery is a battery the same battery is available for the 1500 & 1800 that is not superior to the 1500. I have never tried it, If there is a reason other than thinking it is better performance fit one. I have two full size car batteries fitted to Big Blue.
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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by BikerBuck » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:17 am

Works fine. I just made a spacer to fill the void behind the battery and the case.

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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by Fatwing Chris » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:56 am

Not sure why you would want an 1800 battery in your 1500.IMHO just go and get an AGM battery that fits the 1500.It'll have as much CCA's as the 1800 or possibly more.The AGM that I had in my 1500 was 310 CCA compared to 250 CCA with the regular lead/acid battery and it fits like it's supposed to.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by jtornese » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:55 pm

My Gl1500 had an 18 ampFlooded lead acid battery (traditional) in it when It needed replaced. I got a 24 amp AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery that is the same size, and it lets you run more accessories when the bike is not running. I HIGHLY recommend these new agm batteries, however, you ABSOLUTEY need a newer charger or maintainer for these as a regular old charger will ruin them. I got a Solar 1 amp Pro-Logic maintainer.

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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by jtornese » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:35 pm

My Gl1500 had an 18 ampFlooded lead acid battery (traditional) in it when It needed replaced. I got a 24 amp AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery that is the same size, and it lets you run more accessories when the bike is not running. I HIGHLY recommend these new agm batteries, however, you ABSOLUTEY need a newer charger or maintainer for these as a regular old charger will ruin them. I got a Solar 1 amp Pro-Logic maintainer.

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Re: Battery interchange ???

Post by OldZX11Rider » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:43 pm

I just put a new AGM battery in my 1500. The old lead acid battery was several years old and if I didn't put it on a battery maintainer each night, next time I went to start it, it might or might not start. Not a battery to depend on, on a trip.
I've deliberately kept the maintainer off this new battery just to see how well it starts. It starts right up now. No fiddling around trying to find the right choke setting.
Just hit the button and as soon as it starts apply choke to keep it running. It sure gives me a lot more confidence in the bike. :D


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