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Just wondering if anyone has replaced the stock battery with one of these and if so, what is your opinion.

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My OEM battery went bad last year. I went to Walmart and tried to pick the right one with the battery selector they have but couldn't find my VN1700. I bought one similar to that one (the number ended up in 20) because of the size but when I tried to put it, it was too big. I returned it and went to a number of automotive parts shops (Autozone, advanced autoparts and so on), no one had it. I ended up in Napa, they found the right one in the computer. They had the original one for like 150 bucks. Then they offered an after market one, a AGM for around 100 bucks. To my surprise it was shorter than the stock, they provide an adapter to make it taller, and was available everywhere I went, I just didn't know it was the right one. The number was something like EXT-14. The only issue I had is, the motorcycle connector has an U shape, it was not possible to connect with this battery because the battery connector is wider than the U. So I flattened it up with a hammer, I was so tired so I preferred doing this instead of going back to the hunt. No issues so far. So, those are the 3 things you have to take into consideration: capacity, size (so it enters into the box) and connector shape. Hope this helps.
 

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power sonic is a good brand. I would prefer a Yuasa jus cause it is made in USA.
Batteries that have a screen printed case are usually better than batteries that are just black and blank and then just "sticker" engineered by placing whatever manufacturer label on the battery.
 

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Thanks for the reply's I did actually find a Yuasa AGM YTX20CH-BS which is what I was trying to find to begin with. About the only difference I can see is the Yuasa has a bit more Cold Cranking Amps. I'll go with it as it is a direct replacement for the stock battery (same dimensions etc) and they seem to have pretty good reviews.
 

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I got that same Yuasa at Autozone last summer. Same physical size as original but more cold crank amps...
 

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