Questions on G/S ST battery

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Bluethumb, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    I need a new battery for my ST. Been awhile since I've bought one. What's a good brand and source? Would like a dry cell. Also, how do you strap down the smaller batteries, smaller then stock? The rubber straps are too big and interfer w the terminals.
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  2. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    I recently went for the Odyssey which came w/ terminal (L) adapters.

    Wood shims under the straps.
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  3. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    +1 Here's a good priced one.
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  4. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Lately I've been doing business with BatteryStuff.com. No affiliation other than satisfied customer.

    A couple of weeks ago I ordered their least expensive of three batteries listed for my R80 ST(Which happened to be the same basic kind - Scorpion AGM - as I bought from them for my F 650 a while back). It turned out that the one they showed in stock was damaged and unshippable (first clue to a conscientous service mentality). Long delay until they could get more of that model so I sent an inquiry message. They called me the next business day and offered me the next upgrade, an Odyssey PC 680 P at a discounted price for my inconvenience. More good customer service.

    Got the battery on schedule. That PC 680 model is the same width & height as most airheads it seems. But is a little thinner from thefront to back, but the straps should hold it just fine. And as mentioned in a post above comes with terminal adapters.

    Kudos to BatteryStuff for taking care of the customer. And they actually talk to you - sometimes back and forth between the person(s) with the answers you want until you get it sorted out. I like doing business with them.

    Edit: Hardwregrrl slipped in while I was typing. Her source comes out to about the same price as my deal. So ya picks your best choice and roll from there. And my discount was probably a one- off for inconvenience. Do your comparisons while shopping.
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  5. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    I too have the odyssey in my ST and I'm pleased.
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  6. Bluethumb

    Bluethumb Been here awhile

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    Anyone try the LFX Lithium Motorcycle Battery? I was looking at that on the Tourtech site.
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  7. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    PC680 is great. Can't help with mounting, sorry.
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  8. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I bought 2 of these and they have done ok under light service - result of some healing I've been doing. They are ridiculous light. This is a good read if you are thinking about Shorai

    Some people seem to be having luck with anti gravity.
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  9. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    follow link in sig.. been doing a long term test with Shorai LiFePO4 in R80G/S ...
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