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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-04-2016, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Another battery replacement question?

Wife has a 2009 VN2000 LT. It has the original battery in it. So it is safe to say we got our moneys worth! What is the battery people here are buying for the 2000? Don't believe we need lithium but a good battery with lots of CC would be great. Thanks!
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Hate to say it, but lithium has lasted the longest for me. I did suffer from a bad lower regulator/rectifier that ate up a glass gel. My wrench gave me his discount at Advanced Auto, and then they gave me a military discount on top. So I got pretty lucky. Honestly the battery cranks hard every time and it has an LED meter built in.
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Hate to say it, but lithium has lasted the longest for me. I did suffer from a bad lower regulator/rectifier that ate up a glass gel. My wrench gave me his discount at Advanced Auto, and then they gave me a military discount on top. So I got pretty lucky. Honestly the battery cranks hard every time and it has an LED meter built in.
Buy AutoCraft Lithium Power Sport Battery LFP-4 at Advance Auto Parts

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I checked it out. When I enter the info for the bike it says the LFP-4 does not fit the VN2000. Looks like a great battery!
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Do a bike by year. Mine is a 2006 VN2000 A

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Going out on a limb here but.

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Do a bike by year. Mine is a 2006 VN2000 A

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Have a advanced auto parts store about six block from here. Checked out the battery you have pictured. Very small and very light. I also got 40% off. $104.00..My wife has been complaining about the space in the place the battery goes. This should take care of that! Thanks for your help. Not sure how long it will last but here is the promo code for 40% off. Have register as a perks member, and it take 40% off anything over $100. CODE: TRT41
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Lithium is just the way to go.

All the others (AGM, sealed, glas mat, whatever you want to call them) are STILL lead acid batteries; which suffer from the same fatal flaws. Namely, that they break down and corrode over time. Lithium batteries don't last forever (no batter does; not yet!), but they significantly outlast lead acid batteries and don't have the same problems with phantom discharge (If there's a load, they will certainly discharge however!), or storage, etc., that lead acid batteries do.
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If you ever put a batterie in that you have to fill you fill them and let them sit at least an hour.
No charger or any thing just put the cap's on for that hour.
Afterwards then check level add if needed.
Always use distilled water if adding to batterie never tap water .
The reason for letting it sit is if you fill it up then charge it.
The acid has not soaked into the glass mat the charging will crystallize the mat.
Destroying it so it will only last 6 month's that's why there is only a six month's warranty on most motorcycle batteries.
I tend to like interstate brand.
But never a walmart one in my opinion
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No charger or any thing just put the cap's on for that hour.

But never a walmart one in my opinion
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Always charge a new battery after cool down. It could take longer than 1 hour.

Who makes Walmart batteries?
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Always charge a new battery after cool down. It could take longer than 1 hour.

Who makes Walmart batteries?

Johnson Controls
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I was told by an interstate batterie tec that most fillable batteries fail improper filling.
Was told fill let sit so acid could soak into glassmat charging too soon would damage the glass causing the battereis to fail .
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