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Rode into work today and went to start the bike back up. Dead battery! Damn!
Any advice on buying a battery. Stock unit good or is there something better, cheaper, etc.?

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Shop around... you will find them everywhere from Kawasaki to K-Mart and most auto parts houses in between. Motorcycle service is tough on batteries and I seem to have to replace them every couple of years. Even still, I have no idea what the best brand may be (assuming that there not all made by the same company anyway). That may be why I have to replace them so often too<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("> I suspect use and climate have the most to do with how long they last.

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I`ve had real good luck with the OEM,(Yuasa ?)my ZRX had over 3 years on its battery & was still going strong and you never have to add water and Arizona is hell on batteries.Might want to make sure your bike is charging,sounds too soon for a bad battery.

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Gel cell man, they are excellent batteries. Cost more but definitely tougher and last longer.

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I went to the dealer and they only gave a 6 month warranty on the Yusa battery. So I checked around and Sears Diehard was the only one with a 12 month warranty. So I have been buying them ever since. I think I went through the original Yusa battery in 3 years and I think the Sears Diehard lasted just about the same though. 12 years and 67,000 miles and I was on my 2nd Diehard when I sold the bike. It was an 89 750 Ninja.

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I put an EXIDE in mine. I got it on clearance at PepBoys back in February. Cheap enough I had to try it. So far, so good.

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Thanks ErgoKinetics! You black catted my butt. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> I had to replace the battery in my Jeep tonight! Oh well...

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If Interstate batteries were Harley batteries relabeled, I'd still buy them.

After all, they sponsor MadMike on his green 12 1361 drag bike.

go, MM, go!!!!!

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Gel Cell's for me.

1. No maintenance.
2. No mess.
3. When you drop your bike on its side. The battery fluid does not spill out all over the inside of the bike.
4. No Mess.
5. Better Warranty.

Did I say there is no mess with a gel cell.

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I have given up on Your assa and the usual lead acid battery. Nothing bums me more than maintenance and a vehicle that won't work.
The 98 BMW is running a Westco AGM battery. as is the '01 Conc is running a non-maintenance as well, some other brand.

Try www.batteryweb.com. They sell 3 different types of AGM maintenace free batteries (gel batteries). Prices are reasonable.
 

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Hmmmm. Its about time some other Gel-Cell proponents spoke up.

They are more expensive, but they are MUCH better and last longer.
 
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