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Old 02-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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I'm gonna be a lot more interested in these new-fangled batteries a few years from now if they're still going strong. Until then...I'll stick to a known quantity.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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I'm gonna be a lot more interested in these new-fangled batteries a few years from now if they're still going strong. Until then...I'll stick to a known quantity.
Agree.

I was an early adopter on LiFePO batteries and it bit me in the ass.

Sticking with AGM batteries for the forseeable future.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #18
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Battery dimensions

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For the LC8, you want the larger size.

http://www.dualsportwarehouse.com/Sh...X18A1-BS12.htm
I notice that the dimensions for the Shorai battery LFX18A1-BS12 are different than the stock Yuasa YTZ14S battery. Any trouble getting it into the battery box, or with it moving around in there?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #19
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Eek

Shorai's come with foam with adhesive to make them fit good and tight. Don't worry it'll fit good and tight and you'll be saving 8-10 lbs.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:03 PM   #20
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Shorai's come with foam with adhesive to make them fit good and tight. Don't worry it'll fit good and tight and you'll be saving 8-10 lbs.
Yep,

Plenty of foam to keep it from moving around. Some pics of how we install them here:
http://cjdesignsllc.wordpress.com/20...shorai-review/
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #21
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Everstart is the brand name. Delph and Exide both manufacture for Everstart.

I was in a pinch and needed a battery,,, figured for the price, if it crapped out prematurely I wasn't out that much.
Still working OK? Do you remember what the model number was? I was at Walmart today and they didn't cover the KTM 950 in their application guide, but the price on those batteries is right
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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Didn't buy the shorai

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Still working OK? Do you remember what the model number was? I was at Walmart today and they didn't cover the KTM 950 in their application guide, but the price on those batteries is right
I finally decided not to buy the Shorai battery as I heard a few negative things about it from various sources. It had to do with starting in cold weather which surprises me. In fairness to Shorai, it was just hearsay. I am still using the original battery in the bike.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #23
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If you go to Batteries Plus, they have what you need in agm. I think it cost about 90.00 bucks. It started my carbed 950 in 25 degree weather. Very satisfied.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #24
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ballistic 16 cell in my "11 990 dakar. best batt ever. also have a 12 cell in my ' 09 530 exc and going to put a 12 cell in my 350 exc. nothing better than too much battery!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:31 AM   #25
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I've been using a Shorai in my 950 for about six months, no problems so far and man, is it ever light.

However I heard a filthy rumor that they aren't waterproof, and a river crossing could well leave you with a dead battery. Is this true?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:26 AM   #26
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Still working OK? Do you remember what the model number was? I was at Walmart today and they didn't cover the KTM 950 in their application guide, but the price on those batteries is right

Yup,, still going strong. There wasn't a listing for the 950, I just matched up the dimensions. I'll check what the model # is later today.



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If you go to Batteries Plus, they have what you need in agm. I think it cost about 90.00 bucks. It started my carbed 950 in 25 degree weather. Very satisfied.
My cheapo Wally World battery replaced the second Batteries Plus AGM in 6 months. Both did the same thing,,,,, all was fine until one day I press the start button and "click" nothing. They replaced the first one but refused the second saying the problem was my bike.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #27
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The Wally World battery that fits is ES9BS. I ride all year round and don't use a tender. The battery has started my Adventure everytime.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #28
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Tend to change batteries every few years for preventive maintenance.

Been using this for 6 months. Starts fine on those cool 30 degree mornings.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rocket-Fuze-...5190d5&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #29
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I purchased the cheapest battery I could off ebay for about $40 including shipping and had it for 3 plus years. No reason to buy all these $150 batteries because none of them last more than 3 years. I am working on my fourth year with my ebay battery and it still works wonderfully!
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #30
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ballistic 16 cell in my "11 990 dakar. best batt ever. also have a 12 cell in my ' 09 530 exc and going to put a 12 cell in my 350 exc. nothing better than too much battery!

Does that 16 cell fit in the stock location , any pics of you install !
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