WHAT BATTERY TO BUY


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brianaber
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WHAT BATTERY TO BUY

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WITH MODERN BATTERY TECHNOLOGY... WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST BATTERY TO FIT ON A 90 GL 1500 SE??
LITHIUM OR AGM ( WE HAVE NO -0 DEGREES CELSIUS HERE )
ANY ONE HAVE AN OPINION ON THIS??
THANKS



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CrystalPistol
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Many opinions will be posted.

My vote, for my money …. Odyssey PC680 AGM hands down.

My first one was bought 2004, it only lasted … well, it's still alive in the '85 GL1200 A I sold, it served me in my '97 GL1500SE trike up into 2016 when I replaced it with …. a new Odyssey PC680. I got my best prices on them from: https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/odyssey-b ... FBBX-PC680
Make Courtesy your "Code of the Road" …

… & Have a Safe Trip!
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AGM,
really don't matter what brand.

I have bought 3 different brands, MotoBatt, Yasua, Walmart.
all did the job.
~John

'02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

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Rambozo
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I have both types on different bikes. A PC680 on the wing, and a LiFe on my Ducati. Both do an excellent job. I don't see the advantage on the wing for the Li. Light weight is kinda pointless on a 900 pound bike, and long shelf life doesn't apply since the wing has a constant drain. So not really worth the extra money.

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Tons of info/opinions on this previously posted. If you read the Texas Toast Battery Cook-off https://web.archive.org/web/20150613101 ... cID=176271
you'll buy a Motobatt.

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erkmann wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Tons of info/opinions on this previously posted. If you read the Texas Toast Battery Cook-off https://web.archive.org/web/20150613101 ... cID=176271
you'll buy a Motobatt.
I read that long ago … even before I bought my last PC680, very limited testing, and incomplete thread in the end, like … it just fizzled out.
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Post by WingAdmin »

Definitely AGM.

I am on year three with my Motobatt (I reviewed here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36953 ) and it is working still like brand new. Fantastic battery.

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WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Definitely AGM.

I am on year three with my Motobatt (I reviewed here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36953 ) and it is working still like brand new. Fantastic battery.
Yeah,
me too, year 3.

and I did an unspeakable thing a few weeks back.......
rode home, miserably cold, just got off the bike and forgot to plug in the Battery Tender......
went out a couple days back, 71*F, oh goody, I'm going for a ride!!!

no I am not, the MotoBatt would not even register on the Dash voltmeter?

DVM showed it reading 3.68 volts, ah crap John, did you ever screw it up this time.... :twisted:

I have an AutoMatic Charger that is worth its' weight in Gold...
If you put it on the 2 amp scale, it just patiently hits the battery with a tiny PWM charge, and 24 hours later, that battery is full up again..... it has an LCD panel to show you what it is doing.... got it from Wally World 2 years ago.

Oh, I am quite sure it is not as healthy as it used to be, but it is good for now....
and I have a spare Yusua in my office that I will put in the Saddlebag "just in case".

.


~John

'02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc

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