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NoVa Rider 01-22-2013 08:33 AM

Odyssey PC625 / 2011 GSA
 
My 2011 GSA oem battery was giving up the ghost, but apparently not quite dead enough for BMW to replace under warranty (although it tested at 9.8 under load). I read several threads suggesting the Odyssey PC625 was a good replacement option, so decided to give it a go. With some help from JVB, and a utility knife and dremel, the Odyssey fit right in. Needless to say, I am very glad to have this powerplant with our daytime temps hovering in the teens. :freaky


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...teryswap12.jpg
GSA battery, a stock GS battery, and the Odyssey 625.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...tteryswap7.jpg
Remove this tray and the larger standard GS battery fits.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...teryswap35.jpg
Some trimming of the fins and the PC625 fits.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...teryswap39.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...teryswap33.jpg
But a seat bar trimming is in order.

rocky burns 01-22-2013 08:50 AM

Should have gone for the pc535, fits straight in:wink:

LaurelPerryOnLand 01-22-2013 08:57 AM

100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocky burns (Post 20548284)
Should have gone for the pc535, fits straight in:wink:

22. HOW TO INSTALL AN ODYSSEY PC535 BATTERY:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320214

JVB saves the day, again.

PC 535 Specs:
535 cranking amps for 5 seconds
465 cranking amps for 10 seconds
410 cranking amps for 20 seconds
Short circuit current over 1000A
14.8 amp hours
21 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
CCA - 200 (Is this important?)
Length 6.70"
Width 3.90"
Height 6.13"
Weight 12.0 lbs

PC 625 Specs:YB16-CLB replacement
625 cranking amps for 5 seconds
545 cranking amps for 10 seconds
480 cranking amps for 20 seconds
Short circuit current over 1800A
27 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
Length 6.7"
Width 3.90"
Height 6.89"
Weight 13.2 lbs

Amania 01-22-2013 09:08 AM

Yes the 535 may fit right in but the 625 is cheaper and more powerful

mouthfulloflake 01-22-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amania (Post 20548434)
Yes the 535 may fit right in but the 625 is cheaper and more powerful


Yep, just check out page #4

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/files/techbook.pdf

NoVa Rider 01-22-2013 09:23 AM

When I searched the threads before buying, there was some suggestion that the pc625 wouldn't fit newer GSAs with ESA.

It does. :clap

kimokk 01-22-2013 11:33 AM

Lithium light weight battery?
 
What about the lithium starter batteries like Shorai or Mirai?

I saw the Mirai battery at the DC motorcycle show a couple of weeks ago. They only weigh 1.74 lbs and have up to 325 CCA at 0 degrees.

Here's a link:

JimVonBaden 01-22-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimokk (Post 20549420)
What about the lithium starter batteries like Shorai or Mirai?

I saw the Mirai battery at the DC motorcycle show a couple of weeks ago. They only weigh 1.74 lbs and have up to 325 CCA at 0 degrees.

Here's a link:


My only problem with the alternative batteries is that their utility seems hit and miss. The Odyssey series are well proven.

Jim :brow

GeorgeinVA 01-23-2013 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 20554156)
My only problem with the alternative batteries is that their utility seems hit and miss. The Odyssey series are well proven.

Jim :brow

Jim if large scale lithium ion batteries are good enough for Boeing's 787 why not in a bike, err I think I just answered my own question.:evil

NoVa Rider 01-23-2013 04:01 PM

:rofl

Boondox 01-27-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeinVA (Post 20558980)
Jim if large scale lithium ion batteries are good enough for Boeing's 787 why not in a bike, err I think I just answered my own question.:evil

Rumor has it they serve as a heat source on cold mornings...


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