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Old 05-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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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?
About 15% less capacity to store energy if you believe everything you read. A 19 Amp Hour battery is supposed to supply 19A for 1 hour, 38A for 1/2 hour, 74A for 1/4 Hour etc. If you carry this out too far either way, it gets ridiculous. For example, a 19AH battery won't supply 19 microAmps for a million hours or 19 million Amps for a microhour.
There's a thread around here somewhere about the clever solutions people have come up with for connecting to the terminals.
Mine, of course, is the best.
Made from 2 short pieces of copper water pipe, hammered flat and drilled.

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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Brilliant Mike! What size bolt is used?

This is a picture of the brackets and bolts in the kit.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #18
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Brilliant Mike!
Yes, I know. Heh Heh

Seriously, you should find the thread with all the other solutions.
If your gas tank is metal, you will need to make certain there can never be a (+) to tank short.

IIRC the bolts are M6 x 1.0

Edit: The thread I was thinking about is actually here. I think you'll be able to view it without being a member.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:05 PM   #19
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #20
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I bent my battery cable ends to fit Odyssey battery, the L brackets suck,
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #21
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I bent my battery cable ends to fit Odyssey battery, the L brackets suck,
And you are not the only one.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:49 AM   #22
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You can get copper solder pipe fittings, for 3/8ths copper, hammer flat, bend, drill as needed. I always coat in solder, but these batteries never leak, so not that important.

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:39 AM   #23
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Never make-up any electrical connection dry when working on motorcycles or marine.

Even WD40 is better than nothing. I use DeOxit or the red spray on vented batteries.
Dang! can't remember the brand name of the red stuff.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:43 AM   #24
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Have you tried wal-mart? Its not just for KLR's!


Well, I bought a walmart battery for my pickup and I am not happy with it. very weak.
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The guy i bought my K75s from had let it set for 18 months with Stabil in a full tank but uncharged.

The 4 yo Odssey AGM started the bike on the second cranking attempt.
Cranking was not snappy but kind of sluggish but it did start/run.
The battery is 8 years old and will be replaced soon but it still acts healthy. Sold me on'em.
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UPDATE

My thanks to everyone for their advice and help.

I ended up ordering the Odyssey PC680-P from Amazon.com. I have Amazon Prime so I saved on shipping. I was prepared to make my own terminal connectors, but lo and behold when I opened the box there was a package of terminal connectors and nuts & bolts included with the battery.

There's few things that bring a smile to me than hitting the starter button and hearing that engine start up.

Take care everyone.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #28
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There's few things that bring a smile to me than hitting the starter button and hearing that engine start up.
Amen brother!
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UPDATE

My thanks to everyone for their advice and help.

I ended up ordering the Odyssey PC680-P from Amazon.com. I have Amazon Prime so I saved on shipping. I was prepared to make my own terminal connectors, but lo and behold when I opened the box there was a package of terminal connectors and nuts & bolts included with the battery.

There's few things that bring a smile to me than hitting the starter button and hearing that engine start up.

Take care everyone.


Well, Dadson, I've got to give you the downside of my Odyssey battery experience. I installed one on a mildly modified Harley-Davidson dresser and it only last nine years. What a piece of junk.

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Old 05-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #30
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Well, Dadson, I've got to give you the downside of my Odyssey battery experience. I installed one on a mildly modified Harley-Davidson dresser and it only last nine years. What a piece of junk.

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Yes but, the battery is still good right?
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