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Old 12-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #3061
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Man, thanks for the quick responses.....I wasn't aware that Yuasa had a "house brand" type of battery out there.As usual you folks come through!.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #3062
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Man, thanks for the quick responses.....I wasn't aware that Yuasa had a "house brand" type of battery out there.As usual you folks come through!.
You're welcome, Frog. You won't go wrong buying a Motocross battery; it's a Yuasu battery at a much lower price.

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #3063
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Motocross builds batteries for Yuasu in the United States of America.
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The Motocross battery in the link above at Battery Stuff's website says "Made in Japan" right on the case. Yuasa does make batteries in the USA, but this is limited to certain batteries. From their web site "Most of the large capacity Powersports batteries are manufactured in our Laureldale, PA plant. All other Powersports batteries are produced in a Yuasa state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in various countries throughout the world."

Yuasa batteries found in Harley's, Victory's, custom choppers, etc. are all made in the USA and are stamped as such on the side of the battery. Bikes built in Japan get batteries built in Japan. Bikes built in Taiwan get batteries built in Taiwan. When I order a YIX30L-BS for a Road King, it says Made in USA right on the battery. If I order a Yuasa for a DR650 or a TW200, it was made in Japan or Taiwan. There are a few exceptions where a japanese bike gets a US made battery. It's usually a larger battery, like a Gold Wing and some of the larger ATV's that Honda used to make in Marysville, as well as any other brand of ATV, JetSki, UTV, etc. that happens to share the same battery size as a larger powersports vehicle with a US made battery.

I agree with you that the Motocross batteries are a great price for what appears to be a Yuasa clone. I was just making sure that the requester was aware that it is not US made, and has a lower charge capacity. It may work, but it isn't a direct replacement. For $15 less you can get a direct replacement with a warranty that is twice as long.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:54 AM   #3064
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I put the following battery in 'da wife's TW200 about 3 years ago...its still going strong. You can tell the replacement battery has more cranking power. Plus, it was a bit smaller. I used some foam to pad the battery box around it.



http://www.batteryplex.com/motorcycles.cfm/m/PT7B-4
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #3065
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Don't forget the Shorai battery.....

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/tw200.html#electrical

Smaller, lighter, more power, and comes with the foam to take up the extra space in the battery box!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #3066
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When I bought my TW200 from a dealer it had a Chinese battery...".bike" something or other?. I was curious when I got home to see what battery was in my new ride. Glad I checked.It had press-on type cell covers and a bit of fluid had leaked out onto the battery case just from the road drive home.I just can't get myself to put in a Chinese battery.Not because of what I found under the seat,it is my opinion that the Chinese electronic goodies are not up to par quite yet?.I know folks are going to chime in and commence to clubbin. I'll stick with U.S.A. or Japan batteries.
I do appreciate the info though folks.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #3067
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Wicked I'm hooked. I have to have a TW200.

My oldest son stepped up and took over my current dirtbike so I'm in the market for a T-Dub in San Antonio, Texas. Does anyone know of a cream puff of T-Dub in Texas so I can avoid a dealership? I'm looking forward to the purchase!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #3068
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My oldest son stepped up and took over my current dirtbike so I'm in the market for a T-Dub in San Antonio, Texas. Does anyone know of a cream puff of T-Dub in Texas so I can avoid a dealership? I'm looking forward to the purchase!
Found this one in San Marcos on CL but the the ad is oldish. Worth a try. Good luck.
http://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/mcy/3404497067.html

Farther south:
http://mcallen.en.craigslist.org/mcy/3401328400.html

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #3069
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Just got mine back on the road....



I have a build thread for it over on tw200forum
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #3070
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Just got mine back on the road....



I have a build thread for it over on tw200forum
super nice tw!
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #3071
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Just got mine back on the road....
NICEEEE! The Yellowjacket.

Great job on the decals also. What is the emblem on the cowling?

I miss the red seat though :)
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #3072
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As others have said....nice paint job!...I really like the flat black look.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #3073
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What is the emblem on the cowling?
Seriously?! The symbol = Autobot, good guys from the Transformers toys/movies. Bike is obviously inspired by "Bumble Bee". Btw, love it!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:57 AM   #3074
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Seriously?! The symbol = Autobot, good guys from the Transformers toys/movies. Bike is obviously inspired by "Bumble Bee". Btw, love it!
Careful there, Junior. Someone's gonna bust loose with a "Whippersnapper" any moment now!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #3075
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Built a rear rack for my TW, it's becomming an adventure bike!!

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