New Battery for Tiger 800

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  1. fitty ate

    fitty ate Adventurer Supporter

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    2012 800 XC.

    Ordered a new Yuasa YTX16-BS (YUAM32X6S) from Amazon (Chaparal Motorsports) two days ago. Received the battery yesterday.

    $71.97. $75.23 with tax. Standard (free) shipping. Beats $104 - $125 other sites are charging.

    Yes, new battery. Sealed with separate acid pack.
    Numbers on the bottom "dials" are:
    1-5 dial is 5; 1-12 dial is 1; 17-22 dial is 18.
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  2. Bamaboy

    Bamaboy High Plains Rider

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    Prices for batteries have come way down. I hope it lasts more than two years!
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  3. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    My 2012 XC is still on the original battery. I've started to carry a jumper pack on rides, but it's still cranking the kitty.
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  4. troop

    troop Been here awhile

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    Yeah .. But they die without any notice.
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  5. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    lithium or bust!
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  6. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    I put lithium as well, there is another thread floating around
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  7. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    For those of you who want the most life out of a new AGM or typical LA battery there's a manufacture date, the battery should be trickle charged one hour for each month since date of manufacture. Pouring in the acid and cranking it up isn't doing that new battery any favors.
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  8. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    My 2013 Tiger battery died on me at a rest stop 2 weekends ago with no notice. Glad that my wife was with me and she rode off to find the closest bike store, buy a new battery, wait around for it to be somewhat charged and then ride back. New batt. installed and then we continued our 4 day bike ride.
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  9. fitty ate

    fitty ate Adventurer Supporter

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    Ditto what Ride Freak posted.

    Here is a youtube video - how to fill and CHARGE a Yuasa battery.


    Update on manufacture date:
    Here is the code stamped into the case on top, between the terminals: 8E14H
    8 = 2018
    E = May
    14 = 14th
    H = Hope its 2018 and not 2008.
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  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    I'm going Lithium when the current battery needs replaced. I've got 2 of them in other bikes and they can sit all winter without being run or charged and the bikes fire right up. Best of all; I can't think of an easier way to shed about 8 lbs. high up on the bike without cutting out the cheeseburgers :lol3
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