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Old 12-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The battery in my 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R died on me just before winter. I need to winterize my bike and get a new battery. Is there a battery that is preferred to use in my bike? Also what all do i need to do to winterize my bike? I just got it in April so im not sure what to do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you're going to just park it for the winter, wait until spring to replace the battery.
there no sense in buying it, justs to have it sit all winter.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya i was planning on waiting till spring but i wasnt sure which type of battery to get. idk what those gel batteries are like and which is better.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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get one in the spring, and go shorai. they're MUCH lighter, and have a bullet-proof, no-questions-asked, 2-year warranty on em. worth every penny.
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alright thank you. Ill have to check them out.
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Also what all do i need to do to winterize my bike? I just got it in April so im not sure what to do.
Go to your local cyclegear or bike shop and pick this up, use it every year.

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There isn't a preferred battery for your bike, if you are talking brands. There are preferred brands on this forum, as you can see. Invest in a battery tender, and considering your bike, you probably aren't super worried about excess weight, so you'll probably go with a standard battery. you can pick up a battery at cyclegear or shop around online. you can either match up the CCA from your current battery or just look it up online.

your battery might still be ok, you need to test the voltage. any pepboys or autozone will do it for free. if it's below 12v toss it (recycle).

I personally prefer lithium, but I'm into weight savings and a longer lasting battery. It holds the charge longer also.

welcome to the forum, and safe riding to you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ya I just want a battery that will last a while. I dont really need to save weight my bikes already pretty heavy haha. Ill have to look into everything you posted for winterizing it. Thanks alot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cycle Gear sells a battery with a lifetime warranty, if you are close to one of their stores.

I have tried Advance and Auto Zone batteries, but they failed sooner for me than the Walmart Everstart.
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