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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dadson, May 2, 2012.
And you are not the only one.
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.
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.
Well, I bought a walmart battery for my pickup and I am not happy with it. very weak.
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.
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.
Yes but, the battery is still good right?
And here I was thinking I might be the last smart ass. Darn fine come back, Mike! LOL!
Actually, I sold he Harley a few years ago when I switched over to BMW. I sold to a guy who has babied the machine and it's still a fine bike with over 130,000 on the clock. I had written the date of the battery install on the top of the Odyssey's case and he changed it because he was afraid it would croak. It's still alive as his bench battery.
Keep zingin', Michael!
If you've got lots of time you can read this:
If not, buy a Motobatt and save money while getting a good-or-better-than-an-Oddysey battery.
And you're going to replace the battery? Why? I would clean connections, give the battery a good charge and use it for another 8 years.
+1. Just do it and don't ask questions unless you can't figure out how to install