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Dave6172
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Best battery replacement? Reply with quote

looking for recommendations for a good AGM battery for my 97 KLT. Most cranking amps, best life. My old one lasted 8 years. TIA
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kioolt
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your old one lasted 8 years, I'd buy one just like it.
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Scott_Anderson
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kioolt wrote:
If your old one lasted 8 years, I'd buy one just like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you use a battery tender? If so, you might pay attention to what batteries it's appropriate for. Battery technology has changed considerably since K bikes were new. Using the wrong tender will cook a better. If, the AGM lasted 8 years, you got your money worth, I'd buy another.
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wvoutpost
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest Motobatt. And I used a tender as well. Sold the bike and it was still fine. Would avoid BikeMaster, it died early.
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RAL88
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odyssey battery. 11 years on a battery tender.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Battery type / battery charger Reply with quote

I ruined 4 Odyssey batteries in a row - using the wrong charger. Supposedly, a Battery Tender does not put out enough power for an Odyssey. Rich has the magic touch!

I've given other chargers away - including Battery Tenders - and switched to Noco chargers - which seem to work very well with Odyssey - and just about everything else.

That said, I'm using Odyssey batteries in most of the bikes now.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odyssey for me.

I've had no problems using them with Battery Tender Juniors.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Westco batteries from Batteries+ last a good 4 or 5 years and work with my battery tender jr.
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