Can someone suggest an AGM battery?


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Can someone suggest an AGM battery?

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Looking for a good AGM battery for the GL1500, preferably available on Amazon or other major online retailer.

The local suppliers have lost their minds on pricing.

Does anyone have links to one?


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I wouldn't put a Wal-Mart Neverstart battery in my lawn tractor.

I personally have been using the MotoBatt MTBX24U in my GL1500 for five years now. It lives on a Battery Tender Jr. when not being ridden and still works like brand new. I wrote a review on it when I first put it in, and it's still standing up today.
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I don't know about Wally Motorcycle batteries, but the Wal-Mart battery in my Jeep says "Manufactured by Johnson Controls". About as good a battery as can be had....
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I just replaced mine with an AGM from Battery Sharks.
2nd time now buying from them, previous battery worked just fine for the 18 months I had it and at least another year for the next owner (he moved and I have not had any contact with him, so no idea now).

Do you have a Batteries Plus nearby? They have the DieHard battery for a decent price.
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This is a link to the AGM battery I bought for my Goldwing 1500SE about 3 years ago and it still cranks it over just like new. I also keep mine on a battery tender when not out riding it. It is a Motocross YTX24HL-BS rated for 350 CCA. This battery is made by Yuasa, one of the world's largest makers of motorcycle batteries. I think pretty much any AGM you get that is the right size and will work better than any wet cell battery you have to keep adding water to.
The key to a long battery life is to keep it charged. If it gets discharged, that takes some life out of it each time it happens. A "Battery Tender" brand charger is, in my opinion, about the best way to keep a battery charged without damage. Here is the link to the battery I have.
https://www.batterystuff.com/powersports-batteries/YTX24HL-BS.html
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blupupher wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 3:22 pm I just replaced mine with an AGM from Battery Sharks.
2nd time now buying from them, previous battery worked just fine for the 18 months I had it and at least another year for the next owner (he moved and I have not had any contact with him, so no idea now).
That seems like an exceptionally good price for an AGM battery! ($53 + $20 shipping)

Is it Chinesium, or does it really hold up?
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FluffyDog6 wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:18 am That seems like an exceptionally good price for an AGM battery! ($53 + $20 shipping)

Is it Chinesium, or does it really hold up?
Not sure where it is made ( I actually just sent SigmasTek an e-mail asking, and will try to remember to look on the battery next time I have the cover off), but as I said, the first one I had lasted at least 2.5 years, and I have only had the one in my Wing for a few months (but works just fine, and turns the bike over faster than the 6 year old battery that was in it).

I found this place on a Honda Shadow forum I am on, and several have used them as well with good results.
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DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT buy an AJC brand battery! Sure $65 looks good but when mine went to crap after three months it cost me $30 to ship it back for a warranty replacement which in turn crapped out 6 weeks later. I've had my best luck over the years going to AutoZone and ponying up the $125 for something I can get replaced almost anywhere that I wander right on the spot. If money is tight you're still better off getting one at a major retailer either way, especially if it's an old "wet" cell.
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I just bought this. Came charged, ready to go.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search?te ... referer=v2

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I bought a Duracell AGM from Batteries + Bulbs. I believe it was about $120.00. I have only had it in my 92 Interstate for about a year and it has been a real good one. Only problem I have had with it was my own fault for forgetting and leaving the key in the ignition on accessory for two days.
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Charlie1Horse wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:21 pm I bought a Duracell AGM from Batteries + Bulbs. I believe it was about $120.00. I have only had it in my 92 Interstate for about a year and it has been a real good one. Only problem I have had with it was my own fault for forgetting and leaving the key in the ignition on accessory for two days.
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I thought I’d give my 2cents. About 3 years ago I thought my Duralast AGM (EXT18L) was going so I bought a Motobatt because Scott gave it good reviews. Turned out because of my laziness the ground wasn’t tight and the Duralast wasn’t the issue. As is my MO, I jumped to the wrong conclusion without checking anything and had an extra AGM battery, which is still starting 2 different outboard motors with ease. It has to be at least 7 years old. As for the Motobatt,
It still functions as strong 3 years later as it did when I installed it. That’s my battery story.
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I've had good luck with batteries from Interstate Batteries (local), Battery Mart
https://www.batterymart.com/c-12-volt-big-crank.html
and Summit Racing
https://www.summitracing.com/search?Sor ... 0batteries

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yup, 2yrs on a Duralast Gold from BatteriesPlus buy online outside the store then pickup in store and save $10. think I paid $95 in KC
rated about 350cca. killed it twice, no issues!!
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Deka made in Pa, is the brand i have been using for years now.
In my cars, as well as my motorcycles.
Have not yet switched my cars to AGM's yet.
The vender told me about the AGM's, for my bikes.
When they first came out, 20 years or so ago.
But was advised they were not yet.
Worth the higher prices for my cars.
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WingAdmin wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:10 am I wouldn't put a Wal-Mart Neverstart battery in my lawn tractor.

I personally have been using the MotoBatt MTBX24U in my GL1500 for five years now. It lives on a Battery Tender Jr. when not being ridden and still works like brand new. I wrote a review on it when I first put it in, and it's still standing up today.
Well the joke's on you and not a very funny one either. The Wal_Mart ES-TX20L and the MotoBatt MBTX24U are virtually the same battery made in the same factory in China for 11 different companies under different brand names, sold worldwide for a variety of prices. Yours from Amazon is sold for about $50 more than it's WallyWorld counterpart.
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I installed a Batteries & Bulbs Duralast AGM 18L-BS last July for $133. I ride at least a couple times/week so do not bother with a float charger except in the winter. I am counting on it starting flawlessly in about a week when I pull her out from the back of the garage.

I have AGMs in my two Chrysler Crossfires and treat them the same as above. Yesterday I noticed that one I pulled out was six years old (rated for 36 mos) but when I installed it in the car, it cranked over immediately.

Two other nice things about AGMs: as they lack watery battery acid they do not burp out acid on your ride, and they can tolerate much colder below freezing temps than a standard lead-acid battery.
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The shortest time a Deka lasted was, seven years.
Had one that was ten years old when replaced.
It still cranked at 80% of its capacity.
Didn't want to push my luck, ten years for a bike battery, is a very long time
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FYI! The Walmart AGM battery suggested here is out of stock. Nor is there anything similar available in an AGM from Walmart.
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Not trying to be a ****, but sometimes the store is out but walmart.com has it and can deliver it free to the store.
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walmart.com is out of stock so no ship to store for that at the moment.

However,
https://www.ebay.com/itm/354006574875

even save you a little off Wally World.
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77Goldwing wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 8:35 am Not trying to be a ****, but sometimes the store is out but walmart.com has it and can deliver it free to the store.
and vice verse. the online local store inventories are almost always wrong these days. even the product locations are wrong. maybe send an email to buttiegig?
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I buy all my batteries from https://www.techbatterysolutions.com/ba ... ies/honda/ . They seem to have very competitive pricing, but more importantly for me is that they carry DEKA (East Penn) batteries which I have found to be a superior product that outlasts many others in my experience (see example below). Also important to patriots like me is that these batteries are manufactured right here in Pennsylvania, not that Chinese crap. Although I'm still using the AGM battery that was already in the GL1100 when I bought it in 2019, when I replace it, I will be using a DEKA battery from techbattery solutions.

Real World Examples:
1) the DEKA ETX20L battery in my 1980 CB-X was put in service in June 2015 and still tests "good battery" on my battery tester at 290CCA (rated at 310CCA) and 10.2mΩ internal resistance.
2) The DEKA ETX14 Battery in my 1996 GPz1100 was also put in service in 2015 and was still testing "good" when I replaced it in 2020 "just in case" before a long trip.

Both of these batteries were warrantied for 12 months. Both lasted more that 5X the warranty period with a 3-day monthly maintenance treatment with a desulfating trickle charger made by BatteryMinder. I just purchased another one on sale at Northern Tool https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200332201

Note: Unfortunately, global supply chain issues continue to rock our world in so many ways. In this case, it has temporarily made DEKA ETX batteries "out of stock" at most retail outlets. I'm praying that this BS coems to an end soon...


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