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battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby bjtex59 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:43 pm



DOES ANYONE KNOW THE CORRECT BATTERY FOR MY 2003 GL-1800 ABS, I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN THE SHORAI BRAND BATTERY. THXS



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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby themainviking » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:40 pm

Any of these three are rated for the GL1800. They are priced accordingly. Wingstuff has them at $225, $249 and $315

LFX24L3BS12 - fits GL1800, GL1500, GL1200, GL1100, GL1000 360 Cold Cranking Amps Super High Performance Shorai Larger Housing High Output Lithium Non Acid motorcycle battery offers 360 strong cranking performance and long lifespan. GL1800 Gold Wing battery is 14.25 Lbs. lighter than the lead-acid YTX20L-BS. This larger & more powerful battery fits same as stock battery without modification.

LFX27L3BS12 - fits GL1800 405 Cold Cranking Amps Mega Performance Shorai Larger Housing High Output Lithium Non Acid motorcycle battery offers 405 strong cranking performance and long lifespan. GL1800 Gold Wing battery is 14.25 Lbs. lighter than the lead-acid YTX20L-BS. This larger & more powerful battery fits same as stock battery without modification.

LFX36L3BS12 - fits GL1800 540 Cold Cranking Amps Ultimate Performance Shorai Larger Housing High Output Lithium Non Acid motorcycle battery offers 540 strong cranking performance and long lifespan. GL1800 Gold Wing battery is 14.25 Lbs. lighter than the lead-acid YTX20L-BS. This larger & more powerful battery fits same as stock battery without modification.
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby bjtex59 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:58 pm

Thanks for the information, it helps me alot as to which battery from Shorai I really want to purchase now. But I have one additional question for you, they say that you need to buy there charger for these types of battery, is it really necessary to buy that expensive little charger for 77.00 bucks or can a low volt charge do the same job too? Jim

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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby themainviking » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:15 am

According to Shorai:

“Smart” lead-acid chargers with automatic cutoff may be used for periodic charging, but will NOT work as a tender/maintainer and should be disconnected immediately after charge has finished. Older lead chargers without automatic shut-off should never be used. Improper charging is dangerous and will void your warranty. A Shorai BMS Charger - with Store Mode - is highly recommended for anyone who rides less than twice a month. Alternatively, you may disconnect the negative cable from the battery for storage, and charge once per year in that case.

So from that, I gather, no you do not need their charger, except if you want a maintainer.
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:37 am

540 CCA!! Wow that will rip an engine over.

The battery probably doesn't need a "maintainer" type charger. I find that even my cheaper brand AGM doesn't need more than 30 minutes of charging to be fully charged even after sitting for 2 months (battery out of bike).
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby themainviking » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:48 am

One thing about these Lithium Ion/Lithium Iron batteries is that - if you disconnect the negative terminal, you can store them for the winter months without any adverse effects or discharge. In fact, the manufacturers state that they can be left shelf stored as long as a year. The Ballistic brand have an extra connection on them for their "Battery Balancer" which evenly balances all of the cells, which, according to them, will give a person a six year battery life. I will let you know in six years or less if this has been the case - :lol:
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby PastoT » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:13 pm

Questionably I've been told my wing's battery is the original, its an 02! (Yeah not so sure about that claim). Anyway, I use a small maintainer that cost me 14.99 on sale at a cycle shop, I hard wired the connection as it has a built in disconnect. I use the same on my ATV and Tractor most of the winter months. Tractor and ATV batteries lasted me just over 6 years and I figured that to be about twice expected. My Wing's battery isn't even giving me a hint of failure and this maintainer is cheap, small and portable. I start my bike about once every 2-3 weeks and let it warm up and breath a bit regardless of wheather I can ride that day. If I were to spend big bucks on a charger it better be a booster/charger for both 6 & 12 volt with smart charging for every battery type available; BTW my last one didn't cost over $50 and still works when called upon.
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby RedBear » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:40 pm

First I've heard of the LIthium Ion batteries for the Wing. I've got an '02 and wonder if they are recommended for Wing's prior to '03? And generally, what is the advantage over the old lead acid battery? - Red
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Re: battery for 2003 gl-1800 abs

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:24 pm

RedBear wrote:First I've heard of the LIthium Ion batteries for the Wing. I've got an '02 and wonder if they are recommended for Wing's prior to '03? And generally, what is the advantage over the old lead acid battery? - Red


They're lighter. Really, that's about it. Oh, and they'll also lighten your wallet quite a bit more.

Racers (and wannabe racers) are using lithium ion batteries in their racing bikes because it saves them a few pounds, and that can make a big difference to them. In a bike that is hovering around 1000 lb wet to begin with, is a few pounds saved really worth doubling or tripling the price?

Get yourself a quality AGM battery, keep it on a battery tender when you're not riding, and forget about it.




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