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Offline fairwaysflyer

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Battery replacement - advice please
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:00:37 AM »
Hi guys
Ive had my 2011 xc from new and now covered about 35k miles.
Ive never touched the battery apart from occasional trickle charge over the winter.
Im getting ready for this years trip away and think as a precaution I will replace the battery.
Triumph want 86.00 which may be a good price.
Has anyone else replaced their battery and if so what did you get, where from and how much?
Cheers guys!

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 08:51:32 AM »
Apparently its a ytx16bs battery.....
Googling that gives a price range of 45 to 85 for exide to yuasa.
Given that youve had your battery for possibly 6  to 7 years (3 years more years than doom mongers would have you believe a bike battery lasts) it doesn't owe you anything.

Personally id go for a reputable brand from a reputable source.  Ie not a fleabay special  youasa(ish).  If you can find one locally even better. Shipping could be expensive and y'never know if honest john on fleabay has a genuine battery of the specified type or a rebadged clone.

Im led to believe there are not that many battery manufacturers these days, most auto/bike batteries are made in China.

As this isn't a distress purchase  (your current battery aint dead) don't  over look the likes of halfords and similar who can get the battery of your choice delivered to their nearest shop for you to collect

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 08:55:03 AM »
Yuasa. Not the cheapest but IMO probably the best, used them over the years and not had a problem and got good life out of them.
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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 09:11:14 AM »
Are Lucas batteries as good as they used to be?
Always used to rate them.

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 09:17:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by fairwaysflyer [+]
Are Lucas batteries as good as they used to be?
Always used to rate them.

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 09:30:46 AM »
The Motobatt I put on a couple of years ago has been faultless
Loads of cranking power and holds its charge very well
Multiple terminal posts is a great feature too

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 09:32:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
The Motobatt I put on a couple of years ago has been faultless
Loads of cranking power and holds its charge very well
Multiple terminal posts is a great feature too

+1 on the Motobatt brand in general.  Put one on my 1050 years back.
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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 10:36:30 AM »
Odessey are expensive but supposed to be the best I haven't yet tried one.
Tayner batteries are an excellent dealer order today delivered tomorrow.

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Re: Battery replacement - advice please
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 10:52:44 AM »
Or a Shorai if you want to save a bunch of weight.

With a Shorai charger anorl, only 300 squids to you.
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