Looking for new battery , 950 Adv

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by logipunk, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Still working OK? Do you remember what the model number was? I was at Walmart today and they didn't cover the KTM 950 in their application guide, but the price on those batteries is right
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  2. gmtcm

    gmtcm KTM RIDER

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    I finally decided not to buy the Shorai battery as I heard a few negative things about it from various sources. It had to do with starting in cold weather which surprises me. In fairness to Shorai, it was just hearsay. I am still using the original battery in the bike.
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  3. Scott Baja

    Scott Baja el semental negro

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    If you go to Batteries Plus, they have what you need in agm. I think it cost about 90.00 bucks. It started my carbed 950 in 25 degree weather. Very satisfied. :clap
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  4. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    ballistic 16 cell in my "11 990 dakar. best batt ever. also have a 12 cell in my ' 09 530 exc and going to put a 12 cell in my 350 exc. nothing better than too much battery!
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  5. Jdeks

    Jdeks Departed

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    I've been using a Shorai in my 950 for about six months, no problems so far and man, is it ever light.

    However I heard a filthy rumor that they aren't waterproof, and a river crossing could well leave you with a dead battery. Is this true?
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  6. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    Yup,, still going strong. There wasn't a listing for the 950, I just matched up the dimensions. I'll check what the model # is later today.



    My cheapo Wally World battery replaced the second Batteries Plus AGM in 6 months. Both did the same thing,,,,, all was fine until one day I press the start button and "click" nothing. They replaced the first one but refused the second saying the problem was my bike. :huh
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  7. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    The Wally World battery that fits is ES9BS. I ride all year round and don't use a tender. The battery has started my Adventure everytime.
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  8. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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  9. wingysataday

    wingysataday Been here awhile

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    I purchased the cheapest battery I could off ebay for about $40 including shipping and had it for 3 plus years. No reason to buy all these $150 batteries because none of them last more than 3 years. I am working on my fourth year with my ebay battery and it still works wonderfully!
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  10. 950TRANSALP

    950TRANSALP Been here awhile

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    Does that 16 cell fit in the stock location , any pics of you install !
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  11. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    yes. fits in stock location. don't have any pics. computer/foto illiterate.
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  12. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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  13. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Read post #13:huh
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  14. gmtcm

    gmtcm KTM RIDER

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    The OEM battery in my 950 SE finally started to get weaker in cold weather. I decided to buy another stock Yuasa battery and glad I did. My friends have trouble starting theirs with the Shorai batterys

    gmtcm
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  15. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    that's because they put way too small LiFePO4 battery .. replacing a 12AH AGM with a 5AH actual LiFePO4 is asking for failure. sure it may start bike up during moderate weather .. but problems starts when temps dip ...

    older Shorai LFX18 = 5AH actual .. pb/eq means little to nothing
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