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Old 10-04-2010, 08:22 AM   #16
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Thanks for the advice! I'm ordering one this week.
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #17
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Just ordered it and it is still $58.00 with free shipping. Thanks for saving me a bunch of $$$$$$$!

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #18
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Anyone have any feedback on the longevity of this battery ?
I bought two about 1.5 years ago. I put one in a dakar and it lasted only 1 season. I kept one inside and put it on a charger about 1x per month during a one year period when I had a bike down. When I put that 2nd one in the bike it died within a few weeks of using it this season.

Maybe I'm a bad guy, or maybe I got a bad batch of batteries. But I won't buy another Scorpion. I am beyond year 3 on the sealed battery I bought from BMW Santa Cruz in Watsonville, Ca. I purchased it in person and its been great but it is getting tired. I've been using a 14AH unit from Autozone (ETX15-L) for the past 4 months and iits been good.


-I won't buy another Scorpion any time soon as a result of this experience. YMMV
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:29 PM   #19
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My experience is a bit different. I got mine about a year and a half ago, never put it on a charger, ride my bike pretty much every day, and so far it's flawless for me.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:17 AM   #20
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What ordering options do i have in Europe, Belgium?
Every piece of information i find on a drop-in sealed battery leads me to a webshop that does not ship here :'(

And 58 dollars is mighty cheap! :)
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #21
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how about:
http://www.motodeluxe.be/pd/3454/nl-...Motobatt-MB12U

seems to be meet the spec?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:53 AM   #22
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This is great! Found this thread in a search for a good and cheap battery for my Sertao. Just ordered from batterystuff and can't wait to drop it in. The first time I pulled the seat and saw that awful lead-acid battery I almost screamed
Thanks guys!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #23
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Yeah, the wife just picked up an 05 F650GS, and my reaction on seeing the stock battery was, uggh, this has got to go.

Any further experience with the Scorpion battery? Sounds like a cheap and easy way to go.

I read the info on the f650.com website on alternate batteries and it made it sound like relatively complicated mods were needed to use most maintance free batteries, like the YTX14-BS, which I'd like to use a Yuasa, but zmotomann makes it sound easy.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #24
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Yeah, the wife just picked up an 05 F650GS, and my reaction on seeing the stock battery was, uggh, this has got to go.

Any further experience with the Scorpion battery? Sounds like a cheap and easy way to go.

I read the info on the f650.com website on alternate batteries and it made it sound like relatively complicated mods were needed to use most maintance free batteries, like the YTX14-BS, which I'd like to use a Yuasa, but zmotomann makes it sound easy.
one of the guys at f650 is happy with his scorpion battery, I had to look a bit closer to home and get another brand. it's due any day

http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24540
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #25
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We just installed a Yuasa sealed YTX14AHL-BS in the wife's 05 F650GS. The only modification was we removed the thin rubber bumper on the back side of the box. At first it looked like some further modifications would be needed, but upon wiggling it around and trying to put it in from different angles it suddenly went right in. No problem.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #26
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Dropped a Motobatt MB12U into my '07 F650GS when the Yuasa died. Fit was perfect. First AGM battery I have had in any vehicle and am very happy.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #27
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how about:
http://www.motodeluxe.be/pd/3454/nl-...Motobatt-MB12U

seems to be meet the spec?
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Dropped a Motobatt MB12U into my '07 F650GS when the Yuasa died. Fit was perfect. First AGM battery I have had in any vehicle and am very happy.
just put one of these in my f650cs. seems like it gets good reviews.

and hopefully it won't get eaten in such a short time frame...
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #28
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just put one of these in my f650cs. seems like it gets good reviews.

and hopefully it won't get eaten in such a short time frame...
that makes at least two
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #29
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Motobatt AGM sealed batteries have dual positive and negative terminals so you don't have an issue with the terminals being in the wrong place
http://motobatt.com/
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #30
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i didn't know about this until i opened the box. i got lucky :)
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