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Author Topic: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS  (Read 891 times)

edthetermite

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Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« on: November 11, 2012, 03:47:32 AM »
After four years she died. Won't take a charge. I like that it is an American product so I will be inclined to replace it with the same thing. Odyssey batteries are also highly rated and I have one in my Ural but they are very pricey. Decisions, decisions. Not having an e-start any longer may mean I can get by with less. If I knew for sure the Odyssey would do ten years, as claimed by some, I don't think I could resist getting one.

Update: Odyssey batteries are all too long to fit our trays.  :-[
« Last Edit: November 13, 2012, 04:17:24 AM by edthetermite »
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Re: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 11:56:04 AM »
Has anyone looked at Shorai or Ballistic lithium type batteries? Much smaller and in most cases more cranking power as well as light weight compare to lead-acid type, and they can be mounted in any position . Might be something to consider when relocating the battery to the toolbox or other area.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-battery/li-ion-motorcycle-battery/shorai-vs-ballistic-li-ion-motorcycle-battery.htm
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Re: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 01:09:25 PM »
The Kick Start models have a 5 amp-hour battery in them.  You don't need 14 amp-hour with a kickstart only bike.

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Re: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 02:21:41 AM »
The Kick Start models have a 5 amp-hour battery in them.  You don't need 14 amp-hour with a kickstart only bike.

This is true. But I can tell you for a fact that a non-charging 14 amp hour Yuasa will take you close to 200 miles w/o a charge to it. I got within 4 miles of the house before mine went below the 'sufficient spark' threshold. The wife was not thrilled to help me load the bike in the pickup.  ;D
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Re: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 03:26:45 PM »
I just installed another Yuasa 14ahl as the Bike Master Gel battery crapped out just after a year..In addition, I  picked up a schumaker load tester on sale for 20 bucks....Too many machines with batteries not to have one....GM
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Re: Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 04:18:39 AM »
I just installed another Yuasa 14ahl as the Bike Master Gel battery crapped out just after a year..In addition, I  picked up a schumaker load tester on sale for 20 bucks....Too many machines with batteries not to have one....GM

Load Testers are great and not an arm and a leg to buy....
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