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Author Topic: AGM battery-any suggestions?  (Read 580 times)

Sam Simons

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AGM battery-any suggestions?
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:58:35 AM »
It's time to replace the batt in the Scrambler,and because of the inclination of the battery,a lead/acid unit will have partially exposed plates(even if overfilled). Any recommendations (based upon experience)will be helpful......

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 12:18:34 PM »
Put BigCrank battery in ebay or google they have a whole line of them that will work. ERC
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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 09:06:54 PM »
Motobatt or East Penn/Deka, in the appropriate size.
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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 09:58:05 PM »
Deka, Big Crank, both great.
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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 11:19:22 PM »
I advise accurately measuring the existing battery case before ordering a replacement battery.

I found that there are several different sized cases available and although they were rated at the same Amp Hour number, some of them were just 1/16" larger than the one I have.  If I accidentally bought one of those batteries I wouldn't be able to fit it into my bikes battery box, even with a big hammer!

There are also the right sized battery cases but they have the terminals reversed from what I need so be sure to check out what you are ordering first. :)
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Sam Simons

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 11:30:38 PM »
Thanks all for your replies. DEKA it will be (tough luck ,Mao,mebbe next time...).

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 04:11:24 AM »
Interstate AGM in my Military since 2006 and it's still going strong.
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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 03:33:50 PM »
So to thread-jack, Sam, what'd you coat your pipe with?  Looks like it withstood installation, assumedly with a hammer.

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 09:04:11 AM »
I use a West Coast AGM battery in my 2005 500 Classic ES. Worked out fine.

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 12:07:00 AM »
Went with one of those new lithiums, a Ballistic. Will see how it works out or if it was money wasted ::)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 01:57:37 AM by cafeman »

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Re: AGM battery-any suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 04:15:24 AM »
Good luck with your Lithium battery.
It will be interesting to see how it does.

There is an interesting link in Ducati Scotty's post to a site that is talking about Regulators and Rectifiers. 
A guy called Tweety goes thru quite a few posts explaining how they work.
I mention this because towards the end of his posts he talks about the various types of batteries and what kind of charging they like and dislike.  You might want to read it.
(go down towards the bottom to see the post where Scotty gives the link)
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,16542.msg180959.html#new

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