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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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does anyone know of the best place to get a new battery local shops want a arm and leg for one. thanks lee
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 04:34 AM
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I've ordered from Westco Batteries twice before on my previous ride. Fast, free shipping.

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Westco has (had) decent prices on Yuasa batteries but I'll never buy another Yuasa. I had 2 fail within 1-1/2 years. I paid more and bought an Interstate battery. Yuasa can only dream about spinning my bike over faster than the Interstate. I've had the Interstate a little over a year now and even during those 15deg days in winter it fires right up; whereas the Yuasa would give me an uneasy feeling and crank a while in the cold.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 08:42 AM
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I should think about replacing mine this year. It's the original and it's been dead 2 or 3 times before. Last winter it snowed after Thanksgiving and pretty much stayed that way till February 19th, when I had my rotator cuff surgery. I actually put my bike on the trickle charger after the first month. Trickle charging by the way is not such a bad idea by the way.
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I'll probably get blasted for this, but Sam's club has great prices on motorcycle/lawnmower batteries. For that matter, they have the best price and warranty I could find on car batteries. I have never had a piece of trouble from their batteries and the warranty is like 2 years more than on a similar one at Sears. The ones I have had hold charge well, don't leak and have lasted well past the warranty period. Just saying!

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bought mine a wally world,been real good so far
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I'll probably get blasted for this, but Sam's club has great prices on motorcycle/lawnmower batteries. For that matter, they have the best price and warranty I could find on car batteries. I have never had a piece of trouble from their batteries and the warranty is like 2 years more than on a similar one at Sears. The ones I have had hold charge well, don't leak and have lasted well past the warranty period. Just saying!
I'm not going to blast you. Their batteries are top shelf for the price! And....while you're there, you can pay an extra $20 (19.99 plus tax) for a battery tender. My otha bike has a NOTORIOUSLY wimpy battery - but I've kept it going for 5 years now with a battery tender. If you're a low-mileage rider (like I have become!!!) then you really need to plunk down the 20 bucks and get one. It also does wonders for lawn mower batteries.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 06:21 PM
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+1 on the battery tender, worth it's weight in gold in the wintertime for both the bike and lawnmower.
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