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Old 03-31-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
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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, 08:42 AM   #5
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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   #6
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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   #7
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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 03-31-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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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, 12:50 PM   #9
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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
How the hell did you manage that?

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:57 PM   #10
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On long rides my stock lead acid battery cooked off fluid regularly.
Just had to keep an eye on it. One extra pain.
AGM will solve that.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
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On long rides my stock lead acid battery cooked off fluid regularly.
Just had to keep an eye on it. One extra pain.
AGM will solve that.
Funny, on the 2 KLRs I have owned, I have never had a problem. Yet.

Did you modify the electrical system somehow? Add heated grips/ clothing / lights / something like that?

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Old 03-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #12
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I kind of shy away from the fluid batteries. I am a little anal about getting battery acid on things. When the temp. here gets into the upper 90's I woory about things. I might look into the Deka.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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I went to Batteries Plus and got the Permaseal AGM Extreme.
$80.00 xta14ahl-bs

I noticed that the bike know starts with more "zing" in the starter
So far so good!
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:29 PM   #14
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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, 02:05 PM   #15
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How the hell did you manage that?

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Well - riding consecutive long days at high temps (July), low humidity (NM desert), high rpm (14 t sprocket on front). I had to refill it once in the middle of the trip then it was dry again when I got home.

Stock electrical system with no extras except a GPS ( hardly any draw).
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