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    Time for a new battery. The one I have is hitting 5 years old. I found a Yuasa YTX 20 HL BS on Amazon for 79.00, 77.00 at Avid cycles both with free shipping. Seems everywhere else Ive looked that Battery is going for 100+. Anyone hve any experience with this??

  • #2
    Can't say about that specific model, but FYI, newer batteries don't seem to last as long as they once did. Most, including YUASA, only provide a 12 month warranty, FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. I know this because I missed my warranty date by a week since I didn't consider shipping time. Also, glass mat batteries seem to be more susceptible to early failure, because they have less fluid and the fluid can more easily evaporate.

    Also, you'll likely have to put the acid in and charge it yourself. If so, charge for minimum 24 hours on the first charge to prolong it's life. I only did it overnight, and even though the light was green, I think it's contributed to my shortened battery life.

    All that said, assuming the battery you're referring to has enough CCAs, that sounds like a good deal.

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    • #3
      That's where I got mine. The nice thing about the Yuasa BS battery it's a fresh new battery when the electrolyte is added. Read the instructions carefully about how to add the electrolyte and especially about letting the battery sit for 2 hours after it is sealed before making any attempt to charge it.

      The last Yuasa BS type battery I bought was a 270 and was still cranking the bike fine after 6 years. I decided to change it because of its age.

      The Yuasa AGM battery is a VRLA (valve regulated lead acid) type and the electrolyte won't evaporate unless of course something goes wrong and it vents gases. If that happens it's time to replace the battery and find out what happened - Overcharging, etc.
      Scott B.

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      • #4
        Ebay.... $68 shipped...make sure tonget the 310 cca model not the 270cca model

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        • Johnrocks
          Johnrocks commented
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          Yeah the one im looking at is a 310 amp. What surprises me is the wide price differential. 68 on ebay 78 amazon most local Cleveland vendors want around 120. Thats why I was looking for additional input from you guys. Im always skeptical of a too good to be true price.

      • #5
        Well you guys are lucky ! Just bought a yuasa for $ 230 including post to my door, had I gone deka that would be $280 plus 100 miles to get it

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        • #6
          6 years on mine but it is the 270cc version. Gonna look at the 310cc on when I need to replace.

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          • #7
            Just goes to show ya a well maintained 270 will crank the bike just fine. Mine kept cranking and cranking one time after it died when pumpless. Then I realized it was at 1/4 tank and switched to reserve - started right up.
            Scott B.

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            • #8
              High CCA batteries are for finicky, out of tune, hard to start bikes that need plenty of thumb pressure.

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              • #9
                The highest CCA battery available for the Road Star is Yuasa's GYZ20HL with 320 CCA's. All those ads for 500 CCA batteries in our size are just that - ads. Yuasa does make a true 500 CCA battery for motorcycles but it's too big for our bikes and weighs 25 lbs.
                Scott B.

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                • #10
                  I have never had a hard time starting with a 270cca battery. I have the erbman larger starter cables with that too.

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