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    Need a new battery for my 01. I’m thinking about going with yuasa gyz20hl more than likely or at least the equivalent to it from another brand. Anyone have any other ideas? Not that I really want to spend the money for a Lithium Ion battery but if they really are that much better then I might consider buying it, especially if the CCA is really that much more. Anyone running a lithium ion battery? Any experience with one?

  • #2
    My choice?

    Just go with the YUASA. Shipped dry with easy fill acid pack.

    Yuasa YUAM320BS YTX20L-BS Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H7DXBO..._lulTEbKRZ1RVN

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    • #3
      Deka Intimidator AGM. Great quality battery.
      2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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      • #4
        I second the Deka batteries. I picked up a Deka Power Sports ETX20L Battery, from eBay back in Nov for $88.95.

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        • #5
          Yuasa YTX20HL 310cca most early battery failures are from improper acid soak times, I leave mine overnight then on the charger it goes.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
            Yuasa YTX20HL 310cca most early battery failures are from improper acid soak times, I leave mine overnight then on the charger it goes.
            Thats what I just installed in mine and got it for just under $100. I like the batteries shipped dry because I know it is fresh and hasn't set on a shelf wasting lifetime. If you follow directions filling,soaking and charging a Yuasa will last longer than any other battery I've seen. My old battery was 5 years old and somehow I left the key on all winter. It took a charge but I didn't trust it so I will use it in a small riding mower I have.lol Can't get stranded on the road with the mower.

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            • Jclevesque
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              I got 7 years with mine and was still charging but didnt want to push its lifespan. Got another one exact same for around $100.

          • #7
            Liquid acid batterys are passe'. Who really wants that little tube dangling down, dripping acid on your bike when you hit hard bumps? AGM batterys are the way to go. Look up batterys for our bike on Amazon and select the Motocross brand AGM battery. Well under a hundred bucks shipped to you, American made, and hangs in there. I have only had mine 3 years, but it's still good to go. Lithium Ion my be the future but not yet. Too expensive and still some bugs to work out (like the exploding thing). As you were.

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            • Brad_G
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              Yeah an explosion under your ass would ruin your day.

          • #8
            The Yuasa GYZ batteries only come factory filled. However the GYZ20HL is the strongest battery you can buy for our bikes.
            Scott B.

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            • #9
              Had an Motocross brand and it didn't last a month. I have a Showa lithium ion battery in my XS 650 and works great.

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              • Father Pobasturd
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                I guess I got lucky with mine.

            • #10
              Fortnine on youtube does a really good comparison of all types of motorcycle batterys head to head. If i remember correctly the AGM comes out on top over the conventional and lithium

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              • #11
                AGM You will never go back to an acid pack battery again... I installed mine in 1/21/11 and it is still going strong! .

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                • #12
                  Deka AGM . Adding acid is history.

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                  • roadiemort
                    roadiemort commented
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                    What a dumb statement, someone has to add the acid to be able to charge the battery.

                • #13
                  Roadiemort, I think you missed the point completely!.

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                  • roadiemort
                    roadiemort commented
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                    The point is AGM batteries need filling at some point, filling them their shelf life starts, point is if I fill my own my shelf life is extended as long as I can read and comprehend the instructions as it is a simple process that anyone can do easily. The point is making 1 line statements to confuse newbies is not beneficial to anyone reading them.I got your point that you had great success with Deka AGM that was already filled. Yuasa AGM I fill, changed out at 7 yrs still working fine but I figured trips and 7 yr old battery not worth the risk.

                • #14
                  Yuasa YTX20HL-BS

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                  • #15
                    Roadiemort I have no problem with your deductions, but as stated My AGM was installed 1-21-11 and is still going strong. My son has a Autozone AGM that was installed the year before mine, and is still working properly.. It was always hard for me to accept new technology but the AGM is it...

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                    • roadiemort
                      roadiemort commented
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                      Lol, you seem to miss the point that AGM batteries are sold without acid too.

                    • Agpilot
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                      Absorbed Glass Mat batteries are constructed differently than the traditional flooded battery. This write-up covers mainly the Concorde Sun-Xtender AGM's, but also applies to most other brands of deep cycle AGM batteries.

                      In AGM batteries (also called starved electrolyte), there is a thin ultra-fine fiberglass mat sandwiched between the plates that are saturated with battery acid to about 95% of what they can hold. This mat is then packed in between the plates and slightly compressed, then welded/soldered in place. Because the plates and mats are packed fairly tight, they are almost immune to vibration.

                      AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) sealed battery technology was originally invented in 1980, and developed and introduced in 1985 for military aircraft where power, weight, safety, and reliability were paramount considerations. The Concorde AGM batteries are VRSLAB (Valve Regulated Sealed Lead-Acid Battery), sometimes referred to as VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead-Acid). Several manufacturers now produce AGM batteries, but Concorde was the first to develop the technology for commercial non-military use. Roadie you really don't understand the AGM I have used them in aircraft for many years, and you cannot add acid to them.. Please don't do your LOL at me. I don't post unless I know what I am posting about thanks..

                  • #16
                    YUASA YTX20HL. 7 years young and still going strong. I will replace next year, just because..........
                    I will not apologize for being white, being straight or for loving this country.

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