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Batteries
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:15:15 AM »
How long do they last, and have you heard of "WPS" batteries.
One forum said they are made by Yusua.

My battery is going on its 4th year, and with my winter riding, I did not want to wait for it to fail.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 08:27:11 AM »
If they are my batteries, expected life is about 10months.

I've not heard of wps batteries, though.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 08:32:22 AM »
I've never heard of WPS but it does look like they're somehow connected with Yuasa. As far as how long batteries will last...., it seems to depends a lot on the battery and how well it gets maintained. At 4 years you're doing pretty good. I wouldn't be concerned with it failing on you as long as it's still cranking the bike over fine and not laboring to do so. For peace of mind, batteries are cheap enough so it might be worth it to just buy a new one.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 08:36:42 AM »
Yeah that's what I was thinking. If your bike is starting normally, I'm sure you are ok.

Gosh I hope I'm in a house for next winter. I can buy a battery tender and be merry.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 08:39:21 AM »
Just bring your battery inside and tend it in there.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 08:47:35 AM »
But then I'm making it harder for the thieves. At least this way they can just jump my bike.

Eye on the prize, Jeff.

But yeah, I suppose I could to that. It's just not as satisfying.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 08:52:16 AM »
I think I'll use the existing battery for the summer, when it shouldn't fail, and replace it for the winter.  I was very good with the tender this year since the roads were not rideable for so long.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 12:11:10 PM »
If I needed a battery, I'd get one of the new lithium ones, like Shorai. They're a little smaller in size, much lighter, and don't require tenders. They'll maintain there charge for up to to two years just sitting on a shelf. And to dispose of, you just throw them away.

http://www.shoraipower.com/

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Re: Batteries
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 12:23:10 PM »
HMMM  the battery for my victory is only $186
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 12:33:13 PM »
HMMM  the battery for my victory is only $186

LOL, wow. I can buy a battery to start my Cummins diesel for that much!
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 12:39:54 PM »
Ouch! $155 for my bike and they're out of stock.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2011, 12:41:37 PM »
The Shorai site showed every battery out of stock.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 12:42:41 PM »
...but it would have been $153.95
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 12:44:11 PM »
...but it would have been $153.95

It's probably the same mine takes. That was the price for my bike also.
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Re: Batteries
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2011, 12:51:51 PM »
Same here.
-Jay