New battery


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hyperfamilyman
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New battery

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While reading everything about upgrading my alternator I see it says you need to also swap out your battery.

The only accessories I have are a phone charger and a plug for the dashcam, along with voltage meter and shift indicator, that have yet to be installed, hut I have the parts

I don't use the radio or CB at all.

It had a new battery installed just before I bought the bike last year. It is not a sealed gel battery.

So my question is since I don't have a ton of energy draining accessories do I need to upgrade my battery?

If I do I found this one on interstates website, will it work?.

https://www.interstatebatteries.com/pro ... earch=true


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bellboy40
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Re: New battery

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You could run it for a while with the battery you have now and see if it works ok. If the water level keeps going down in it, you probably need to replace it with a AGM battery.
Here is one I got a couple years ago that works very well. It has the 350 cca rating also and it is a lot cheaper than the one you are looking at. I noticed that it is a lot higher now (about $22 more) than it was when I got mine. Apparently battery prices have gone up a lot recently.
https://www.ryszbattery.com/Motocross-Y ... 4hl-bs.htm
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hyperfamilyman
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Re: New battery

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Thanks for the help.
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Re: New battery

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When I click on the link you posted, it opens to the same battery I posted.
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You're right. I put the wrong link up there. I have corrected it now. Try it again.
hyperfamilyman
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Re: New battery

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I am saving that link, Thanks for your help.


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