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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 06:03 AM
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My neighbor had a 2006 C50 and always had it on a Battery Tender. I have the bike now and still on the same Battery tender. I'm still using the original battery.
You are on borrowed time - it can go instantly at this point, start fine in the morning, you stop for a moment, go to restart and it will be dead. Cheap ride insurance to just replace them every 4 years or so.
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Terminals are clean not sure how to check tender. It's a few years old as well. Going to the store Sunday or Monday to get a new battery. Was gonna go today but didnt make it.
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Been debating on where to get my replacement battery. From reading other entry's on the site
looks like the AGM is required. I called my local dealership which wants $88.00 plus tax the the
item number is YTX12-BS 33610-48E20.

Also found what appears to be the same exact battery from Mightymaxbattery and free shipping.

Has anyone used or heard of these guys?

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The old adage "you get what you pay for" is generally true. I personally would steer away from cheap, chinese "no name" batteries like that. Pay the extra $$$ for the peace of mind that you are getting a reliable battery from a reputable dealer and not some college kid running a pass-through website from his dorm, shipping you god knows what from China.

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The old adage "you get what you pay for" is generally true. I personally would steer away from cheap, chinese "no name" batteries like that. Pay the extra $$$ for the peace of mind that you are getting a reliable battery from a reputable dealer and not some college kid running a pass-through website from his dorm, shipping you god knows what from China.
I would also agree with you on this. One thing I did not do is ask what brand the dealership carries, my hunch is, its not the same, but I will call them back
and verify. Looks like I should just use the dealer and if i have an issue, they are 3 miles up the road.
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I would also agree with you on this. One thing I did not do is ask what brand the dealership carries, my hunch is, its not the same, but I will call them back
and verify. Looks like I should just use the dealer and if i have an issue, they are 3 miles up the road.
Good choice. If there's a problem, how much help do you think you'll get from an online seller? Your local dealer would have the problem fixed before the online seller ever responds to you. ( If they respond!)

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As someone that goes through a lot of batteries, boats, kayak electronics, they are not the same. In general, I find the cheap Chinese batteries are good for a year or two and that's about it. A quality battery is good for five or six years.

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Evidently this must be a hot time to replace batteries.
My local dealership had zero units on hand.

So I picked one up at my local batteriesplus store and it was cheaper than the dealership with online discount and a mail in rebate.
Ordered online and picked it up last night.
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happy riding time...check those tire pressures now before you hit the road...they are probably low too and while at it check your lights, signals, oil, etc...

Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!

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