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Old 03-31-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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Klr 650 Battery

What battery should I get that will fit properly? Bike Bandit has some for around 85.00.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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I went with the Yuasa sealed. As for the size... bike bandit should be able to get you the right size. The web site looks like it gives you all the options that fit.
http://www.bikebandit.com/2006-kawas...6?mg=43545&t=1

The link is from a Canadian site, but maybe the part numbers will work.

http://dualsportplus.com/klr650/batt...0_battery.html
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:44 AM   #3
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This is probably the best motorcycle battery I have ever bought. Cranks the engine faster and holds a charge longer than any others I've tried. Here is the right one for the KLR. $66.95 with free shipping.
DEKA PowerSport Battery (ETX15L)
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=977
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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I bought my KLR in February, 2007, and one of the first things I did was put in one of these. It's been fantastic. You'll have to do some fiddling to get it to fit, but it's worth it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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I bought my KLR in February, 2007, and one of the first things I did was put in one of these. It's been fantastic. You'll have to do some fiddling to get it to fit, but it's worth it.
+1 with Bigger Al. My Odyssey has been in my A14 since 2005. Still going strong. (knocks on wood) And that is pretty rare for a battery in AZ.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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+1 with Bigger Al. My Odyssey has been in my A14 since 2005. Still going strong. (knocks on wood) And that is pretty rare for a battery in AZ.
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The wife has an Odyssey in her KLR and I am completely impressed. No mater how long the bike has been sitting it always cranks over and it has been in her bike going on 6 years. When the current old tech battery dies in mine I will put an Odyssey in my bike as well.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:42 AM   #7
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STOP!

This is probably the best motorcycle battery I have ever bought. Cranks the engine faster and holds a charge longer than any others I've tried. Here is the right one for the KLR. $66.95 with free shipping.
DEKA PowerSport Battery (ETX15L)
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=977
+1

The Deka ETX15L is the way to go.

Fits perfectly, it's an AGM and it's affordable.

Plus it has the best terminals I've ever seen.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:43 AM   #8
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I buy the Walmart specials, they are $34.99 out the door and I get at least 3 years reliable service out of them with maybe one or two fluid level checks (if I remember to check at all ).

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:38 PM   #9
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I buy the Walmart specials, they are $34.99 out the door and I get at least 3 years reliable service out of them with maybe one or two fluid level checks (if I remember to check at all ).

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No way would I use a regular lead/acid battery again. I cooked my OEM battery dry *twice* in 15 days on the Continental Divide ride The second time it was a goner (luckily it died for good in my driveway).

Get the Deka AGM and be done with it
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:20 AM   #10
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STOP!

This is probably the best motorcycle battery I have ever bought. Cranks the engine faster and holds a charge longer than any others I've tried. Here is the right one for the KLR. $66.95 with free shipping.
DEKA PowerSport Battery (ETX15L)
http://www.tristatebattery.com/produ...roducts_id=977

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:20 AM   #11
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My KLR battery went dry from no maintenance over a 9 month layaway in very high temps in a metal building. ( friends were supposed to ride it etc )

Even the fuel cooked out of the tank.
Bike started and ran fine once it had juice but needs a new battery - suspect it was the original from 2004 anyway.

Inclined to cheap since I only ride 3 months of the year but would prefer sealed.

Got any sources thanks.... 2004 KLR 650
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:43 PM   #12
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Odessey batteries are a pain as you have to extend the battery cables and mount the battery on its side. just get a agm replament and be done with it. no mods,no fluid to check. its just easy.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:53 PM   #13
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just get a agm replament and be done with it. no mods,no fluid to check. its just easy.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #14
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A replacement battery would be way down near the bottom of the list of stuff a new KLR needs in my book.
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Another happy Odyssey user here. Extending the wire is easy, and the bullet-proof battery is great.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #15
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I was very unhappy with a deka I tried a few years ago. After about one to two hours of charging my gps off the electrical system it would blow the 1-2 amp fuse in the charger. Swapped the battery for an odyssey when the deka died, and problem solved!

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