Gl1100 battery


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Allan10
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Gl1100 battery

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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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As long as it physically fits, there should be no problem.
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In this case (can cca be too high) size doesn't matter.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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your welcome, no problem.

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Hello, wondering if a 900 cca would be excessive.
GL1100I battery
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Odyssey extreme series PC925 900 cca USD$ 193.63
Pulse (5-second) Hot Cranking Amps (PHCA)900
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)33020
Hr Nominal Capacity (Ah)28
Reserve Capacity Minutes52
Dimensions L x W x H (in)6.64x7.05x5.04
Metric Dimensions L x W x H (mm)168.6x179x128
Weight (lbs)23.8Weight (kg)10.8

Older is PC680 520 cca USD$ 132.86
Pulse (5-second) Hot Cranking Amps (PHCA)520
Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)17020
Hr Nominal Capacity (Ah)16
Reserve Capacity Minutes24
Dimensions L x W x H (in)7.15 x 3.00 x 6.65Metric Dimensions L x W x H (mm)181.5 x 76.3 x 167.8
Weight (lbs)15.4


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