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Old 12-22-2011, 01:02 AM   #496
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Which one/size? The PC310 seems to be the only size that will fit an LC8 and it's marginal, I had one for another bikes and tried it on the LC8. Barely enough in cold weather, too marginal for me so tried the Shorai.
To be honest I don't know. I still am on my original battery, so haven't been through this yet. All I know is that I used to have a 1150GS with a smaller than the recommended Odyssey battery and was starting every time no matter what the temperature was in Glasgow UK for 5 years with no charging at all and with two rides a month or so, on the average. The battery was bought in 2003 and I still have it in my garage to drive my small tyre pump.
Its a shame if they don't make a size to fit our LC8.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #497
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To be honest I don't know. I still am on my original battery, so haven't been through this yet. All I know is that I used to have a 1150GS with a smaller than the recommended Odyssey battery and was starting every time no matter what the temperature was in Glasgow UK for 5 years with no charging at all and with two rides a month or so, on the average. The battery was bought in 2003 and I still have it in my garage to drive my small tyre pump.
Its a shame if they don't make a size to fit our LC8.
OEM LC8 battery specs for my 990 are:

YUASA (YTZ14S)
Dimensions L x W x H (in): 6.00x3.44x4.38
Weight: 8.6lbs
CCA: 230 11Ah


Odyssey Battery Models

PC310-P/ER8
Dimensions L x W x H (in): 5.43x3.39x3.98
Weight: 5.9lbs
CCA: 100 8Ah

Next size up:

PC545MJ-P (won't fit, too wide, too tall)
Dimensions L x W x H (in): 7.00x3.38x5.17
Weight: 11.4lbs
CCA: 185 13Ah

All the other Odyssey batteries are even bigger, at least from what I've been able to find on their website.
So, in the last 5 years since I bought a PC310 (still works on my shop bench) I haven't seen any new sizes between the 2 models listed above.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #498
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Hey Cyborg, since you have used both the Odyssey pc-310 and the Shorai (which model), of the two, in your opinion, which one starts the beast best in cold wheather? (below freezing)
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:37 PM   #499
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Hey Cyborg, since you have used both the Odyssey pc-310 and the Shorai (which model), of the two, in your opinion, which one starts the beast best in cold wheather? (below freezing)
A couple of posts up I mention the PC310 is marginal on the LC8 and I should actually have said too marginal. The PC-310 is rated 100CCA and I've measured starting peak surge current at 180Amps on my 990. The PC-310 barely turned the bike over in warm temps, never tried it in sub-freezing temps. I had it in my 990 very temporarily while I waited for another battery to show up.

The PC-310 was originally bought for my Aprilia RXV550 and removed from that application too, not enough capacity there either. I put a Gen 1 Shorai 14Ah small case battery in the Aprilia and it was fine for that. Started the bike fast every time down to 40F. The Aprilia also needed the sub-freezing cold-weather "warm up" routine, then started great.

So basically I would not recommend the PC-310 for an LC8.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:31 PM   #500
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I was just on Sears website. The 14S no longer appears, only the 14BS is listed. I took my OEM Yuasa with me to Sears and the 14BS is much taller than OEM.


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When I told the girl on the phone that I was looking for the 14S, and she said she only had the 14BS, I told her that I understood that to be a different size. Turns out it's not. cpmodem wrong? Surely not. Perhaps it's a regional difference?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #501
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #502
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Anybody know anything about these batteries?

http://www.earthxmotorsports.com/



They were advertised in this months Dirt Rider mag.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #503
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Currently shopping for a new battery.
Been having some weird electrical problems, and noticed the PO had thrown in a smaller 8AH AGM battery when I bought the bike from him.

Noticed other people on here were also buying some 8AH batteries for their 990's, such as that X2 from Batteries Plus.

So, what's the deal. I thought these bikes of ours called for a 11.2AH battery like the YTZ14S.
I know theres a ton of variations on this, and I understand people going bigger with their Lithium choices (mainly because what's advertised is overrated)

But why are people going smaller?


I've tested my electrical system so extensively, the only thing I'm able to deduct as a problem is this smaller sized battery of mine. But seems other people are getting away with it??
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:32 PM   #504
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Seems like this thread is worthwhile noting here : http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364

Some interesting test results.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #505
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Hey Cyborg, since you have used both the Odyssey pc-310 and the Shorai (which model), of the two, in your opinion, which one starts the beast best in cold wheather? (below freezing)

Odyssey hates cold more than I am not impressed by this battey .

It let me down four times this summer in not super cold weather ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...789269&page=16

scroll down towards the bottom of this post
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #506
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I have an old Yuasa 7 from my 530EXC in my 950 with FCRs which requires many attempts to start cold. Been in a few weeks, seems good so far. Every li-po I've bought has failed on 4 different bikes in the last 2 years. Never again.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #507
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Update

I've been running a 7.5ah TurnTech LiFePo in my 950SMR for the past two years. A failed VR tried to kill it last spring, it bounced back once I put it om a charger. Since then it's been reliable. Cold starts take 2-3 attempts (38-45f) but it's never let me down.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #508
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Tried two turn techs 1st went 9 months / 2nd went 6 months. Joe has great customer service, but they didn't last long. Shorai in it now. Figure they should go 2 yrs at least.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:23 AM   #509
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12 cell in my 530, tight fit but it spins fast.
When my project is at an rideable state i was thinking going for some cell battery. Im following this battery thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...5#post20259795 with this new http://earthxmotorsports.com/product...atvutv/etx36c/ battery.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #510
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Anyone tried this battery?

This is showing as a direct replacement to the stock battery. Anyone tried it? Half the price but meant to be the same battery.

http://www.electronictoolbox.com/pro...Fc01QgodVEYA0Q
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