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PostSubject: Battery Reco...   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:32 am

So, I forgot to pull the main fuse out of Jacquie's GRiSO so that the battery wouldn't run down over the winter. Usually we get more riding in during the winter so it's never been an issue before.

I went to put the Battery Tender on it the other day and it wouldn't come up past 12.3 so that's the end of that I guess. Anybody got a battery that they've used that they like? I typically use Westco's on the bikes, but looking at their site, it doesn't appear they really have a good replacement as they one's listed for the "1200's" are only 14 ah, and if I'm not mistaken, the Stelvio and GRiSO use an 18 ah battery.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:11 am

motobatt MBTX16U is a good non leaking choice

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:08 am

Awesome. Thanks. Is the Motobatt an AGM battery?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:59 am

WCB wrote:
Awesome. Thanks. Is the Motobatt an AGM battery?
it is a factory sealed agm type, the size is just a little off but it works out ok, been using one in the Stelvio
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:29 am

Yeah, those yellow MOTOBATTs are a good value.  I put one in my little Suzuki, good stuff.  The only issue for the GRiSO vs. the YUASA for eg., is that the MOTOBATT doesn't have a recess in the top to accommodate the locking bracket in the GRiSO's battery box.  It's no big deal as that battery isn't going anywhere, snugged in there.  Just make sure you store the "battery fixing plate" somewhere you won't lose it.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:19 am

To be honest I have never had a problem with the standard batteries. Yes they aren't the cheapest but they fit, do the job and as long as they are put into service as per the instructions they will last very well. The biggest problem they have is that goons insist on simply pouring in the acid, flinging them in the bike and pressing the starter button. You have to let them sit for a period of time, (the manufacturer says a couple of hours but I always leave them overnight.) to allow the acid to be absorbed by the mats. Then they should be given a charge for a couple of hours before being put into service.

If they are used before the acid has a chance to be absorbed it just gets blown out of the cells all over the bike and the plates warp and short greatly reducing both the efficacy of the battery and its lifespan.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:02 am

In the us another alternative is the cycle gear blue gel batteries, they cost more like $200 but they have a goofy long lifetime replacement warranty (which they never make) so it is a buy once for life thing...if cycle gear has annoyed you, they are all over the place so that can be helpful.  I do not do this as I hate getting stranded CG batteries tend to die suddenly.


For really good Batteries Hard to beat Deka is hard to beat Better than yuasa (even the yuasa from japan factory)
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 pm

Looking for some current advice on a replacement battery.  

My 2007 GRiSO has been down for a few months now with an electrical issue.  The current battery came with the bike when I bought it in December; I was told it was a recent purchase.  Still, the bike seems to only start occasionally.  

I did the startus interuptus upgrade, which worked for about a week before the problems returned.  

I've checked the battery terminals and the fuses, but everything looks good.  The only thing that seems off is that the battery is a 12volt/16ah and the owners manual calls for a 12volt/18ah -- would that make the difference in starting?

Should I just replace the battery to be sure?  Is there something else that would make the difference?

Side note: twice when the bike won't start, I've been able to push start it and ride it home.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 pm

Yes, it would.

Get a genuine YTX 20-CH BS and read the instructions before installing it!

There are other good options, Mark has a LiFe battery in his 1400, but avoid Motobatt and Katana.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 am

If you go the lithium Iron Phosphate route, SSB are great.  I have them in a few bikes.
I don't think they are a good idea in a bike used infrequently.  They are expensive and AFAIK cannot be run flat.
The GRiSO is a daily commute so the battery is perfect for it.

Tiny battery this model is the LH14-BS

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Anyone ever tried this battery: Antigravity ATX-20 ReStart 680CA Lithium Ion Battery?
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:13 pm

optimummalarky wrote:
Anyone ever tried this battery: Antigravity ATX-20 ReStart 680CA Lithium Ion Battery?  

I have NOT tried this battery BUT I HAVE tried the "XP-10 Micro-Start" jump box from Antigravity.
It MEANS NOTHING - BUT - I had it for about 1.5 years, used it 4-5 times and it's sitting in my garage swollen and UNUSABLE. Their warrantee is for 1 yr... After looking on line for more info, I found out this isn't unusual. Mad
"I" won't buy another product from Antigravity until I see a whole lot more POSITIVE feedback about their products, and this battery is a whole lot more $$$ EXPENSIVE $$$ than my jump box.
Just a heads up - do your due diligence BEFORE spending your money - UNLIKE myself. confused
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:09 pm

I, too, prefer the SSB Lithiums, but I don't think their retail exposure in the States is extensive. I would have thought they were ideal for long periods of storage - they have a long shelf life. I have a couple I bought for projects & still 13.3V after 3 years or so, the V7C (no parasitic draw) was left for 7 months one year, and started up on the second jab of the button. I have taken advantage of their free replacement policy once - had been in for a year & then wouldn't take a charge, tested & replaced free. Their high CCA rating works especially well for bikes with large flywheels to push around. The V7S regularly sits for a month or two, but starts up again just fine. Seems to be working well for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Reco...   Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:09 am

There is also that "zero G" brand lithium revzilla sells. Their big thing is they have some sort of of discharge circuit so if they are being drained it'll flip the breaker before they go completely flat, you just push a reset and they supposedly retain enough juice for you start the bike. If it works, it's a cool idea but holy shit they're like 400 bucks.
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