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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:31 pm 
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Hello,

I found the replacement battery part number Yuasa 12N5-553B. Is this best replacement? Does any one have a better battery they have used? A sealed one? I'm not looking to cut any corners... just want to purchase the best/reliable battery.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:05 am 
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I would recommend the Yuasa. Less worry about problems associated with wrong batteries. The ultra light batteries are problematic.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:58 pm 
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The stock Yuasa replacements are cheap and last a long time with proper (minimal) care. I upgraded to an expensive Yuasa AGM battery, which didn't last as long, a much cheaper Chinese Yuasa AGM knock off, which lasted just as long as the prior one, and am now on a Ballistic 4 cell. It has lasted as long as any of them, I've never charged it or done anything except put it in the house for the winter. It's small and light but cost about 4 times more than standard.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:19 pm 
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I am partial to moto batt agm. I have had good luck with them.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:42 am 
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Moto batt for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:15 pm 
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Motto Batt.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:02 am 
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Thanks for the MotoBatt. Just what I've been looking for.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:40 am 
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I'm probably the exception but I had a bad experience with MotoBatt as the battery discharged quickly after purchase. MotoBatt's customer service was piss poor and they wouldn't do anything about it and was bought off Amazon. I've found comparable AGM batteries that have met my needs better- no more MotoBatt for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:10 pm 
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I buy so many batteries its not funny....they are all the same ancient architecture unless you go AGM or solid state. Solid state obv huge weight savings and despite earlier comments work extremely well. Rarely hear about issues with them whereas the lead/acids die in a few years which is just assumed normal now...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:57 pm 
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evan_calgary wrote:
I buy so many batteries its not funny....they are all the same ancient architecture unless you go AGM or solid state. Solid state obv huge weight savings and despite earlier comments work extremely well. Rarely hear about issues with them whereas the lead/acids die in a few years which is just assumed normal now...

Evan, you would not say that if you saw the problems that come into the shop. When in doubt, use high quality OEM replacements.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:04 pm 
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I buy mine from a local place called battery mart. I get all my tractor and truck batteries through them and they pay well for recyclable batteries. I took 5 old truck batteries in and got the moto batt for free plus $21 cash. Well worth the 38 mile round trip.

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