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Old 11-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help with choice of 2 batteries

Hey guys need some advice about a battery. The one in my bike is a UNIBAT and its completely dead and wont accept a charge. Can't decide on a YUASA YTX9-BS or a BOSCH version. Have looked into both of them and everyone says both are as good as the other but was wondering if anyone knows for sure which is better? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yuasa works fine for many years...
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Shorai...
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of your choices, the yuasa.
but, as jd pointed out..there are better options out there.
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I have a shorai in the dirt and a Yuasa in the track bike. Shorai was good but twice the cash. On a street bike... go with the cheaper option IMO.
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Thanks guys. Looked at the shorai online and its too expensive so I can count that out.
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Thanks guys. Looked at the shorai online and its too expensive so I can count that out.
I got my Shorai at www.biohazardcycles.com, and it was only like 1/3 more expensive than a lead acid battery, but it weighs about as much as a feather in comparison!
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Yuasa is a great battery....with some online shopping you can get into one for ~$70 last time I checked.

I've bought mid grade stuff...like a Moto Master and had it fail after very little use (0 volts from a broken connection internally). I've had better luck with the no-name stuff on ebay...I bought a few from a seller called Battery Geek and they all worked well and lasted a few years (the couple I have are still going, 3 years now)....he's no longer a seller now.

I bought a Shorai for my zx7r project off an ebay seller...$116 shipped. it is stupid light and cranked that motor over effortlessly....its only a few months old, so I can't comment on longevity. its hard to believe that a 1.5# battery has that kind of power in it. They also have a longer warranty than the lead acid batteries, and claim to not need winter storage care.
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Yuasa is a great battery....with some online shopping you can get into one for ~$70 last time I checked.

I've bought mid grade stuff...like a Moto Master and had it fail after very little use (0 volts from a broken connection internally). I've had better luck with the no-name stuff on ebay...I bought a few from a seller called Battery Geek and they all worked well and lasted a few years (the couple I have are still going, 3 years now)....he's no longer a seller now.

I bought a Shorai for my zx7r project off an ebay seller...$116 shipped. it is stupid light and cranked that motor over effortlessly....its only a few months old, so I can't comment on longevity. its hard to believe that a 1.5# battery has that kind of power in it. They also have a longer warranty than the lead acid batteries, and claim to not need winter storage care.
i got mine for $65 from my dealer.
i do have a buddy there, so that helped. but i just told him how much i could get it online, and he matched the price.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Decided to give the bosch one a try. €10 cheaper than the Yuasa but I've used bosch batteries in cars and trucks and they have never let me down so I'm hoping the bike one won't either. Thanks for the input
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