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Old 05-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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She's dead, Jim

The battery on my 04 1150 GS has given up the ghost.

I want to get a replacement for it and in 30 minutes of research I'm more bewildered than I could have thought. It was opening up a closet jammed packed, and it all just avalanched out.

Gel or dry, amps matter, they don't matter, sealed, open... I just want the right batter for my bike so I can ride. Why can't it be that easy? (rhetorical question)

I turn to you, my brothers and sisters of the two wheel joy, can you recommend a decent battery?

The only extra I run are running lights. Other than that, it's pretty much stock.

Thank you for your help, guys. I really appreciate it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Sealed AGM... Odyssey is my choice.

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Old 05-03-2012, 04:08 AM   #3
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Odyssey PC680 is my choice too.

Be prepared to alter the connections.
No big deal, it's just not plug&play.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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Have you tried wal-mart? Its not just for KLR's! I've bought several batteries for motos there, including for BMWs. Maybe they will only last 4 years instead of 5, but they cost half as much!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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Deka does offer batteries with blemished cases for less $$.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:08 AM   #7
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Odyssey PC680 is my choice too.

Be prepared to alter the connections.
No big deal, it's just not plug&play.


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Old 05-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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Odyssey. If you can afford the beemer, you can afford a good battery.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #9
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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I noticed the Odyssey PC680-P doesn't have terminal connectors. Is that something I can pick up in a hardware store, or is there a kit, or what?
I suppose I could just use my nail gun.

I read in the BMW owners manual that the original battery is 19 AH and the Odyssey is 16. Would that make much of a difference?


I did check Walmart, but didn't see any bike batteries listed.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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I ran an Extreme Magna AGM (available at Autozone, charged, and in stock) on my Beemer. On my KLR, I just bought a Scorpion AGM (1/2 the cost, and even less than conventional, shipped USPS to my door) that I only rode with once so far. But, the KLR is a kick start. :)
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I used to think YUASA but the one I put in my GSA after the OEM battery has sucked... the OEM would last months while not on a charger,,, but the YUASA dies after 7 or 8 days. If I replace it it will be with a Shorai.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I noticed the Odyssey PC680-P doesn't have terminal connectors. Is that something I can pick up in a hardware store, or is there a kit, or what?
I suppose I could just use my nail gun.

I read in the BMW owners manual that the original battery is 19 AH and the Odyssey is 16. Would that make much of a difference?


I did check Walmart, but didn't see any bike batteries listed.
It may come with the "L" adapters, I bought one last year and they were in the box.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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It may come with the "L" adapters, I bought one last year and they were in the box.
They do.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #14
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Battery Mart sells the PC680 for $115 plus $6 for the "L" connectors, FREE SHIPPING!!!

http://www.batterymart.com/p--odyssey-pc680-battery.html
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tip. That's just what I'm looking for and in fact found it on Amazon where I can get it faster, but... the L connectors will take almost a week to ship. Isnt' that how it always goes?

I've called some local auto parts stores and they don't have anything like that. Called some local motorcycle stores. Same story.
Just a suggestion for those stores; fewer stickers of flaming skulls and more useful things. Just throw'n it out there.

These L brackets look like just metal L's. Anyone know what they'd be made of? Maybe I can pick up something from the local hardware store and make them myself.
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