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Old 10-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #166
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Which Batteries Plus battery?

Which is the correct Batteries Plus model number for the 990?
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:34 PM   #167
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the X2-9 should go right in there.

located: http://www.batteriesplus.com/p-40574-.aspx

you can also find these at the Batteries Plus retail stores, so you don't need to pay shipping
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:25 AM   #168
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I wonder what the difference is between the X2-9 and the XTAX9-BS here:
http://www.batteriesplus.com/p-32759...t-battery.aspx

It is $18 cheaper but 1.5 lbs heavier. Not sure if it is the same size as I don't see dimensions given, I'm assuming the 9 designation is a size so should be the same. Since they have the same specs would the extra weight be more lead? More lead equals better, right?
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #169
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Question Head2Wind

do they weigh the same ?
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:22 PM   #170
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do they weigh the same ?
I can tell you that the B106, the X2-9, and the stock 950 Yuasa all weigh in very closely.

The only difference that I have found between the B106 and the X2-9 is the X2-9 does not come with the automotive style battery posts. Its the only thing that I can find that explains the differences for battery weights on the vendors specs.

Generally speaking, more lead = more potential for energy stored. there are other factors to what makes a over achiever VRLA battery too, like the surface of the lead, cell link bars and a bunch of other fun stuff....


Now the LiPoFe4 batteries? now there are some super cool lightweight high energy very stable batteries. They are only ~$200-300 or so dollars right now.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:46 PM   #171
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Cool2 What about these ?

http://www.turntechbattery.com/TurnT...ry/5.0_ah.html

Do these have enough juice for these big bikes ?

Anyone ?!?!
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:45 PM   #172
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Now the LiPoFe4 batteries? now there are some super cool lightweight high energy very stable batteries. They are only ~$200-300 or so dollars right now.
I bought this battery for my Ducati Monster:

http://www.motowheels.com/italian/myProducts.cfm?parentcategoryid=915|Batteries%20an d%20Battery%20Accessories&productID=6814&showDetail=1&categoryID=915|Batteries%20and%20Battery%20Accesso ries&vendoridtodisplay=0&filterFor=&collection=

It went right in, started right up and I have had no problems. I don't even leave it connected to a trickle charger. PLUS I went on an extended business trip for 2+ months, came home, hit the starter button and the bike fired right up. I am definately impressed.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:03 AM   #173
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http://www.turntechbattery.com/TurnT...ry/5.0_ah.html

Do these have enough juice for these big bikes ?

Anyone ?!?!
THe answer is ...maybe. I have one of TurnTech's 5Ah batteries installed right now on my 950. It WILL start the bike, but the way these batteries work is different than a regular battery. When cold, it takes a few tries to turn over. These batteries "self heat" during the first few attempts and then will start the bike. Once warm, the bike starts easily.

It was 43 degrees here this morning, and I did get the bike started, but it took four or five quick tries first. The battery then heats up and starts the bike without issue. The 5Ah battery is really designed for e start single cylinder bikes. Joe, the owner of TurnTech, has been very helpful to me while I have been testing the battery. He can easily make a bigger battery if you want to go that route.

I weighed the stock Yuasa--8 pounds exactly. The TurnTech 5Ah is 1.9 pounds. Between a 2/1 exhaust and this battery, I am over 20 pounds lighter than stock--which is significant.

These batteries have other advantages over lead acid batteries besides weight--overall battery life being one. TurnTech's web site has a good FAQ section too. I am going to keep testing this battery for a little while, but even if I upgrade to a larger (and still lighter) size, I think this battery technology is the way to go.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:45 PM   #174
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I just ordered a Scorpion YTZ14S for my 07 950SE for $68.
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http://www.batterystuff.com/batterie...e/sYTZ14S.html

Anyone else used one?
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #175
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I wonder what the difference is between the X2-9 and the XTAX9-BS here:
http://www.batteriesplus.com/p-32759...t-battery.aspx

It is $18 cheaper but 1.5 lbs heavier. Not sure if it is the same size as I don't see dimensions given, I'm assuming the 9 designation is a size so should be the same. Since they have the same specs would the extra weight be more lead? More lead equals better, right?
I just bought a XTAX9-BS for my 950, and it seems to work just fine... Guess I will have to report back in a year to know if it lasts at all...

The guy at Batteries Plus told me that the X2-9 is the one that they recommend to Harley owners, the XTAX9-BS is for everything else.

The other thing is that my old battery was a 14 a/h battery, and this one is a 9 a/h battery. I suppose it will not crank for as long, and may not last quite as long... I guess we shall see...

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Old 11-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #176
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http://www.turntechbattery.com/TurnT...ry/5.0_ah.html

Do these have enough juice for these big bikes ?

Anyone ?!?!
Don't know about that one but Inmate Cyborg bought this one for his Aprilla and just for kicks hooked it up to his 990 and it fired right off. 8 cell lithium 300CCA, 1lb 13 oz.
http://www.ebattonline.com/
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:31 AM   #177
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I like the look and idea of this one with the 8 cells, anyone use it on a KTM 950?
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #178
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Don't know about that one but Inmate Cyborg bought this one for his Aprilia and just for kicks hooked it up to his 990 and it fired right off. 8 cell lithium 300CCA, 1lb 13 oz.
http://www.ebattonline.com/

I haven't tried it long term on my 990S, but it does start the 990 easily, and incredibly small and light for the power it packs.

The 300CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) unit is available on this page,

http://www.ebattonline.com/BATTERIES.html

but be aware that lead times can get long there. Winter likely a good time to order one for you snow-bound folks. If interested, email them to check where they are in a build cycle and lead time.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #179
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I just found a LiPoFe pack that should work well for the 950/990 application and also fit the battery box, $129 plus shipping... now I just need to remember where i found it. lead times are ~1 week.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:37 PM   #180
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I just ordered a Scorpion YTZ14S for my 07 950SE for $68.
Linky

http://www.batterystuff.com/batterie...e/sYTZ14S.html

Anyone else used one?
Not bad, Bettery was ordered Thursday USPS ground (free shipping) and arrived today! Looks like it will fit perfect and is factory sealed fully charged.
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