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For those of you that have replaced your OEM Battery, what type did you get and why.

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the chart says the 900 classic takes a 10 amp capacity battery
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I have an '06 classic and in trying to figure out a charging problem(ended up,being a bad stator) I purchased a gel battery with a two year warranty from Batteries Plus. It was $92.00 but the warranties from the bike batteries at say Autozone or Advanced auto only had I think a 6 month warranty.....didn't want that so was willing to pay the extra.Turns out my original battery was still good and past the load test ,but due to the age I wanted a new battery anyways and so far have had no issues.
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Shoria FTW!!!
I second that opinion.

Why.
Longer battery life.
7 pounds less weight.
More cranking amps. 18 vs 10
Higher voltage maintained.
Dry battery, will not leak or spill acid(none to leak or spill), can be mounted upside down, completely sealed.
When battery is shot toss in trash, or in your garden, biodegradable. Contains Lithium, Iron, Phosphate, aluminum and copper foil, and the case is carbon fiber, I think i will keep the case.
Will not sulfate and die if left on shelf, can be left on shelf for a year without discharge.
Can be discharged down to 50% power and is still ok, does not lose strength on low discharges.

Do you really need any more.

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As a follow-up question, can the stator handle keeping these HD batteries charged? With the sensitive nature of the stator in the *9*, does it put more strain on it. My guess would be no, since the HD batteries maintain their charge better. I contacted GMan Industries on their GBatt series (Odyssey) and their response was they couldn't guarantee that the stator would be at less risk with their battery, however because it maintains it's state of charge so much better, it stands to reason it would be better for the stator. Their website is www.gmanindustries.com

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OEM W/Shield (23")
OEM Backrest
Mutazu Luggage Rack
Iron Rider rear luggage bag
Saddleman Rigid mount bags
Cobra passenger boards
Jardine highway bar
Kury Highway pegs
Kury lisc plate mount
Cobra Tachometer
Showchrome handlebar temp gauge
Showchrome rear master cylinder cover
Ram-mount GPS (Garmin)
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Kury Air Cleaner cover (Scoop)
Mustang Tank Bib
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As a follow-up question, can the stator handle keeping these HD batteries charged? With the sensitive nature of the stator in the *9*, does it put more strain on it. My guess would be no, since the HD batteries maintain their charge better. I contacted GMan Industries on their GBatt series (Odyssey) and their response was they couldn't guarantee that the stator would be at less risk with their battery, however because it maintains it's state of charge so much better, it stands to reason it would be better for the stator. Their website is www.gmanindustries.com
I will try to address that. Put mine on last night.
The Shorai battery specifies the battery tender can be used for charging, great got one, charged up from open box in 15 min showed 14.45 volts. The construction of the battery and materials, is vastly different from lead acid, the Shorai battery maintains voltage as the load is increased due to the heat reaction on the material mix and readily accepts a charge, which should IMHO decrease the load required to charge and maintain the load.

Since a stator puts out full power at all times, if there is a drain, that drain will come from the battery without causing the stator to overheat, this is what kills our stators, they get hot and fry the insulation and then short out. Corrosion on the regulator caused by water also sets up a short and overheats the stator so check that often.

Will the battery save the stator, IMHO probably not. But it can't hurt.
And the bike sure starts nice now

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I used a AGM maint. free they claim it can be mounted in any position and it won't leak

due to the glass mat absorbing the acid
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I went with the Shorai; like it a lot. Spendy, yes, but lighter, stronger, no more high idle at startup. Hopefully helps the stator last longer.

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