Ultra Light Batteries

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by herrhelmet, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Geez, I know those are tight... helped a friend install a battery in one... What is your max dimensions and I can check for you.

    JIm
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    FWIW, I was able to barely fit a 12cell Ballistic battery in that red plastic body...
  3. Butters

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    Not sure on the box without tearing it apart, but even where there is room, the cables tend to take up that space. The YTZ10s is 6 x 3 7/16 x 3 11/16 (per Yuasa). The box could possibly tolerate more width, but the cables run beside the battery so I'm not sure I'd want too go much wider (Thicker). If I recall right, not much room to go up either. Probably some room to spare length-wise, maybe a bit over 6" would fit. Ideally, probably nothing more than about 1/8" bigger than a typical YTZ10s, maybe 1/4" to play with on the length dimension.
  4. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    For a more powerful battery I think the ETX18B should fit nicely assuming you have a lttle room for the height of 4"

    I measured more precisely than the specs:

    5.290'" L x 2.625" W x 4.05" H

    They come with small pieces of adhesive foam since it's a narrower battery, the cabling may work better.

    Jim
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    When I get a minute I'll tear the bike apart and see how it looks to be certain. DiscoDino fit the 12 cell Balistic, which is listed at 4.25" high, so it should probably work. Thanks for the assistance! (and to DD too).
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    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I got the battery today (ETX18B) and can confirm it fits in the X-Challenge. It was snug, height-wise, but fit fine. No problem with the other dimensions. Thanks for the help.
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    Good choice!
  8. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Great to know. You didn't take a pic by chance...?
  9. Dirtdeville

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    I went on your site to see what battery would fit a 2007 Yamaha XT225 and it directed me to the OEM Yuasa.That can't be right unless you don't make one for my application.Brian
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    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Hi, The batteries ARE sized to match OEM so we use Yuasa dimensions and capacities. Right below the finder buttons is the corresponding Yuasas on the right column. (A bit pixelated, sorry)

    Your OEM would be a YTZ7S which matches our ETX12A

    Thanks

    Jim
  12. Dirtdeville

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    Ok-went on the site and put that # in-at the very least it wants to sell me a big heavy battery.I have a great( big) heavy battery now.I was wondering if you have a small light battery to replace my current battery.I can't justify spending the money otherwise.It seems your replacement is 4.2 pounds-is that the lightest battery that will work?
  13. Butters

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    Here's the one he referenced: http://shop.testsycl.com/ETX12A-MOTORCYCLE-BATTERY-ETX12A.htm

    1.67lbs
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    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Much better
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    Hello. I would be interested in a battery booster that would attach to the SAE lead that goes directly to my motorcycle's battery so that I could start it if my main battery somehow drained. Also do you have a main battery replacement suitable for a 2012 Speed Triple? Your website lists none. Apologies if this has been addressed earlier in the thread.
  17. herrhelmet

    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Here's the correct battery for a Speed Triple:

    http://shop.testsycl.com/ETX18C-MOTORCYCLE-BATTERY-ETX18C.htm

    ETX18C

    Just FYI, If you drain your battery, you still need to disconnect it before the spare will work. Drained battery will just suck all the power out of the good one.
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    any specials / free shipping / swag stuff on the horizon? :deal
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    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    Absolutely. 10% Off coupon GOLD13 good for at least the next 2 months.



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    order incoming!