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gremlin

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2014, 03:33:06 PM »
.........The listed size specs on the two batteries are nearly identical but mine is listed as 14Ah and Matsz's is 12Ah.  All else being equal in batteries, size is power, so I can't believe that difference...........

My Triumph uses the 14 AH variety of this battery (with reversed lugs).

I researched this once, awhile ago, and the 12AH battery uses a thicker set of plate connectors for vibration resistance.  That makes the two batteries virtually identical in size.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2014, 04:19:50 PM »
I tried to decipher battery codes last night but couldn't figure out which bit correlated to size, or what the standard sizes were.  I think the AH in Msttsz's battery may mean a slightly different size for the same capacity.  I'm getting email responses drone Chrome so I hope it will all be sorted shortly.

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2014, 05:12:37 PM »
Pretty confusing. Are these "Chrome" batteries AGM's ? I wouldn't pay out a dime for a destructive, corrosion causing, Wet Lead Acid Battery. Only an AGM for my equipment.
Also, the specification for an electric start UCE Enfield is a 14AH battery.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2014, 05:21:54 PM »
Supposed to be, but the description is a bit vague and I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually a gel.  I'll have to ask cutomer service.  Either way, good for the price and arrives charged and ready to go.  No need to deal with filling it with electrolyte.

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2014, 06:47:24 PM »
Supposed to be, but the description is a bit vague and I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually a gel.  I'll have to ask cutomer service.  Either way, good for the price and arrives charged and ready to go.  No need to deal with filling it with electrolyte.

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Scott - the chrome batteries being discussed thus far are AGM.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2014, 07:16:59 PM »
I believe mine is too.  Just not sure because the text on the site is a bit vague and the price was less than a lead acid flooded battery at the local shop.

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2014, 09:19:08 PM »
excerpt from website....  http://www.chromebattery.com/ytx14-bs-high-performance-power-sports-battery.html

Motorcycles use the oldest and most reliable type of rechargeable battery, the Lead Acid battery. Chrome Battery offers a large inventory of 14-BS motorcycle batteries to replace your existing battery. AGM Sealed Lead Acid batteries are considered the highest performing battery available on the market today. Each Chrome Battery YTX14-BS Maintenance Free and Fully Charged motorcycle battery is constructed with lead calcium alloy and absorbed glass mat technology, which allows a completely 'maintenance-free' operation.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2014, 09:52:58 PM »
Well, there it is then :)  Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2014, 02:03:20 AM »
WOW $43. for an AGM battery is a spectacular bargain price.  I'd like to hear how it holds up, so I can get one next time.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2014, 10:11:24 AM »
Well, Craig, you can see how it's going so far...  ;D

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2014, 06:31:28 PM »
It turns out the specs on the web for what I ordered were incorrect.  They're giving me a pre-paid return shipping label and a full refund.  Nice people, good service.  I'll be ordering the battery Mattsz got later today.

UPDATE: Got the new label via e-mail, hope I still have the original box.  I already ordered the new one, same model Mattsz got.

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2014, 01:05:25 AM »
Craig sez:

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Also, the specification for an electric start UCE Enfield is a 14AH battery.

The YTX14AHL-BS, which I ordered based on some other forum members' ordering, is listed at 12AH.  How big a deal is this?

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2014, 01:55:17 AM »
Well, the two batteries we're discussing here are listed as. 144 and 168 Watts, 12AH and 14AH.  they're nearly identical in size and the same type if battery so I don think that big if a difference is possible.  12AH should be plenty, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's really more and that's a misprint on the site too.  We're in the same boat now anyway :)

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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2014, 02:19:04 AM »
I wouldnt worry about 12AH vs 14AH.  I'd watch the CCA rating which is fine for the RE starters, but the 2 Ah difference is minimal -- 24Wh.
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Re: Replacement Battery?
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2014, 03:56:02 AM »
Even Yuasa battery YTX14AHL-BS is 12AH. It was expensive at the dealer.

So I ordered its equivalent AGM sealed 'Scorpion' from BatteryStuff.com on the internet. It was $66 including shipping. Good service and it looks pretty good. Have it only for a few months but it does not seem to loose charge quickly. Will see how long it lasts. 
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