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Old 01-18-2014, 10:39 AM   #21406
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I've got a few outfits I don't wear anymore I'll be happy to "pay it forward".
I've seen part of your fleet. I don't think you really need them. I think it would be more because you just like the look.

I dunno'... I just don't think any of your best outfits would work or go well with my bald head and beard.

Besides, I'm much more of a BBM* than you are, Pluricity...

I guess I'll just have to be happy with the motorbike quiver I've got, eh?

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Old 01-18-2014, 11:28 AM   #21407
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Is the Yuasa OEM? I'm the second owner and wasn't sure if the it was oem or aftermarket.

Giving it a good charge now.

It was stone dead, without even enough juice to light the display after a month of sitting.
Yep it's what came in mine
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:43 PM   #21408
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I put Lithium batteries of a good brand in my other bikes, they start just by looking at the starter switch :-o
Once the model of battery is available for the ST I will install it, so good!
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #21409
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I put Lithium batteries of a good brand in my other bikes, they start just by looking at the starter switch :-o
Once the model of battery is available for the ST I will install it, so good!


http://shoraipower.com/products?acti...8477&year=8477

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #21410
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Anybody have a battery recommendation?

The Yuasa that I am pulling out has 210 cca the $85 dollar one that Batteries Plus recommends is 180 cca.

The Yuasa is $175

Worth it?
Firm believer in Yuasa or similar. Stock/OEM/Yuasa's always seem to last me 4-6 years.... I've replaced too many "knockoffs" after 2-3 years. I treat all batteries the same.... so it's the battery....
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:42 AM   #21411
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I sticking with stock gel batteries, the lithium batteries have charging issues, and cold weather operation in ohio is such a hassle
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:03 AM   #21412
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I put Lithium batteries of a good brand in my other bikes, they start just by looking at the starter switch :-o
Once the model of battery is available for the ST I will install it, so good!
Yeah...maybe above freezing. I've watched enough videos of the Li cold weather ritual to know that just isn't worth it.

Factory Yuasa batteries, treated nicely (come on, throw it on the tender if you aren't paying the bike the attention it deserves) are usually good for 5+ years. Cheap? Heck no. Reliable? Heck yes.

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Old 01-19-2014, 07:32 AM   #21413
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I recently replaced the stock battery on mine with its big brother. The bike comes with the Yuasa ytz12s. They also make a ytz14s that is the exact same size but has 230cca vs the 210 of the original.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:12 AM   #21414
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I recently replaced the stock battery on mine with its big brother. The bike comes with the Yuasa ytz12s. They also make a ytz14s that is the exact same size but has 230cca vs the 210 of the original.
This sounds like a good idea. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:27 AM   #21415
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I'm of the opinion that the no-name AGM's (e.g., Bikemaster) last just as long as the name-brand (e.g., Yuasa) or boutique-brand (e.g., Odyssey) AGM's. I buy what is on sale and that is very infrequently as AGM longevity is so much better than old wet-battery longevity with AGM's inherent low self-discharge rate.

But might go lithium on the S10 if/when the OEM craps out. That's a nice weight-savings in a location that is awfully high up on the side of the bike.

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Old 01-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #21416
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I recently replaced the stock battery on mine with its big brother. The bike comes with the Yuasa ytz12s. They also make a ytz14s that is the exact same size but has 230cca vs the 210 of the original.
Do you have a good source/price for the Yuasa?

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Old 01-19-2014, 01:34 PM   #21417
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Recently I met with a group of Tenere riders, and had several comments as where to purchase the Folding Lifting Handle I have mounted to the frame under the riders seat. It is now being supplied in the USA through; www.WunderlichAmerica.com

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #21418
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I got SSB Lithium batteries for 2 of my bikes, around AUD$150, same size as stock but MUCH lighter :-)
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:10 PM   #21419
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Cool2 "New Tech" is not always better...

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Yeah...maybe above freezing. I've watched enough videos of the Li cold weather ritual to know that just isn't worth it.

Factory Yuasa batteries, treated nicely (come on, throw it on the tender if you aren't paying the bike the attention it deserves) are usually good for 5+ years. Cheap? Heck no. Reliable? Heck yes.

ac

Amen, Bruddah!

I've tried a few of the various "new tech" lithium-based batteries, and each and every one has worked great for a short time, then nothing but trouble. And the bad part has been when they lay-down it's nothing where they crank slow or just don't hold a charge very long... Nope, like a switch, they work one day and don't work at all the next. Total *FAIL*!

Last Shorai I had was a real joke. So much so I won't depend on one anytime soon. That technology has a long way to go before it's trustworthy enough to take way, way out away from home.

OTOH, genuine Yuasa batteries have always worked best for me. The one in my Super Tenere is now 2-1/2 years old and it cranks as good as the day it was new, and it only gets put on the trickle charger once in a blue moon. There's a good reason the vast majority of the cars in the world, including exotics (where price isn't an issue), still use lead-acid batteries to start their IC engines.

Lithium battery tech may be good for the race track or lightweight dirt bikes that get lots of maintenance, but not for long-distance rides or big "adventure" bikes IMHO.

Just my two centavos... YMMV.

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:18 PM   #21420
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Do you have a good source/price for the Yuasa?

Paul
http://www.atbatt.com/yuasa-ytz14s-1...ts-battery.asp


I don't know anything about this company but they have it for $153. I printed it out and went to my favorite dealer. They came within a few dollars so I gave them my business and walked out with it in my hand.
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