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Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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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.



GSA battery, a stock GS battery, and the Odyssey 625.


Remove this tray and the larger standard GS battery fits.


Some trimming of the fins and the PC625 fits.




But a seat bar trimming is in order.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Should have gone for the pc535, fits straight in
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

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Should have gone for the pc535, fits straight in
22. HOW TO INSTALL AN ODYSSEY PC535 BATTERY:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320214

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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

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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Yes the 535 may fit right in but the 625 is cheaper and more powerful
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #5
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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
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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When I searched the threads before buying, there was some suggestion that the pc625 wouldn't fit newer GSAs with ESA.

It does.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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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:
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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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.

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

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #9
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My only problem with the alternative batteries is that their utility seems hit and miss. The Odyssey series are well proven.

Jim
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.
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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.
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