Odyssey PC625 / 2011 GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by NoVa Rider, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    My 2011 GSA oem battery was giving up the ghost, but apparently not quite dead enough for BMW to replace under warranty (although it tested at 9.8 under load). I read several threads suggesting the Odyssey PC625 was a good replacement option, so decided to give it a go. With some help from JVB, and a utility knife and dremel, the Odyssey fit right in. Needless to say, I am very glad to have this powerplant with our daytime temps hovering in the teens. :freaky


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    GSA battery, a stock GS battery, and the Odyssey 625.

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    Remove this tray and the larger standard GS battery fits.

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    Some trimming of the fins and the PC625 fits.

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    But a seat bar trimming is in order.
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  2. rocky burns

    rocky burns Adventurer

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    Should have gone for the pc535, fits straight in:wink:
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  3. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    22. HOW TO INSTALL AN ODYSSEY PC535 BATTERY:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320214

    JVB saves the day, again.

    PC 535 Specs:
    535 cranking amps for 5 seconds
    465 cranking amps for 10 seconds
    410 cranking amps for 20 seconds
    Short circuit current over 1000A
    14.8 amp hours
    21 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
    CCA - 200 (Is this important?)
    Length 6.70"
    Width 3.90"
    Height 6.13"
    Weight 12.0 lbs

    PC 625 Specs:YB16-CLB replacement
    625 cranking amps for 5 seconds
    545 cranking amps for 10 seconds
    480 cranking amps for 20 seconds
    Short circuit current over 1800A
    27 minute reserve capacity with 25amp load
    Length 6.7"
    Width 3.90"
    Height 6.89"
    Weight 13.2 lbs
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  4. Amania

    Amania Been here awhile

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    Yes the 535 may fit right in but the 625 is cheaper and more powerful
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  5. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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  6. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    When I searched the threads before buying, there was some suggestion that the pc625 wouldn't fit newer GSAs with ESA.

    It does. :clap
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  7. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    What about the lithium starter batteries like Shorai or Mirai?

    I saw the Mirai battery at the DC motorcycle show a couple of weeks ago. They only weigh 1.74 lbs and have up to 325 CCA at 0 degrees.

    Here's a link:
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    My only problem with the alternative batteries is that their utility seems hit and miss. The Odyssey series are well proven.

    Jim :brow
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  9. GeorgeinVA

    GeorgeinVA Beemers Uber Alles

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    Jim if large scale lithium ion batteries are good enough for Boeing's 787 why not in a bike, err I think I just answered my own question.:evil
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  10. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    :rofl
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  11. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Rumor has it they serve as a heat source on cold mornings...
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