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Motorcycle Batteries - How to select and Maintain you Battery.


Hopefully you can pick up some hints and tips on how to maintain your Battery in best condition so you get a long and useful life out of them. Tropical conditions, high ambient temperatures seems to be hard on a Battery and one needs to take steps to see it stays in fully charged condition as much as possible, without overcharging

It is important to keep the Battery of ones Motorcycle in good condition and fully charged. I have a Kick Start but seems if the Battery is extremely low, then it difficult to kickstart also!

Make sure you Battery Terminals & Connectors are bright and clean!
(use Dielectric Gel to help prevent corrosion and maintain good electrical contact. Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) is also claimed to work.

Being able to Diagnose and Desulphate Batteries and safely leave the Battery connected are the main reasons as to WHY I selected the Optimate III.
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http://www.optimate3.com/classic/aheader.gifUsing my 'Optimate III' Charger, it went into a 'Desulphation' cycle, as the voltage of the battery was so low. I forced it into more Desulfation Cycles (Pulsed High Voltage Charges to break down the sulfate crystals - Ni Cad batteries can sometimes be brought back to life also.

Seems my Ultimate III 'intelligent' Charger did the job and restored my XT225 Battery. I also tested the Rectifier /Reguator and the Voltages seem fine - 14V max @ 5,000 rpm.
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  • As simple as 1-2-3 : Just connect the OptiMate to your battery and the 6 stage program does the rest automatically and safely
  • Diagnoses & desulfates batteries safely
  • Suitable for all types of 12V lead-acid batteries
  • Maintains your battery automatically for months
  • Checks for & indicates unusual self-discharge trends
  • Recommended by major power sports vehicle OEMs
  • Full electronic & passive protection
  • OptiMate's unique algorithm (graph) specifically designed for power sport starter batteries
  • International certification : UL & CSA (USA & Canada), PSE (Japan), TüV/GS & CE (Europe), SAA (Australia)
  • 2-year warranty and personal after sales service


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OptiMate 4
OptiMate 4 Dual Program
OptiMate 6
OptiMate 3+
OptiMate 5
AccuMate Compact
AccuMate 612
OptiMateIII SP
TestMate Mini
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Motolite Motorcyle Batteries - PricesOn my Hyundai Matrix 1.5 CRDi VGT that battery carried a 2 year warranty period. It failed after 2 years and 2 months! Same with the replacement Battery Hyundai sold me after 2 years 4 months. They must know exactly when the plates wear out, as they fail shortly after the warranty period.

Seems one must never let the battery go unused or uncharged for more than 2 days after it gets to 2 years, so best never leave it for anytime without using you vehicle,

One of the best batteries I bought locally. for my Toyota Tamaraw was Motolite! They claim these are designed for use in Tropical climates with 'calcium' plates.

Motolite now has calcium in both negative and positive grids, thus making it full calcium. Calcium strengthens the plates which gives the battery a longer life. Calcium also reduces the gassing caused by the reaction between the active material and the electrolyte. Corrosion is thus minimized.

I even bought a Motolite battery for the old Toyota Corolla, but when that was scrapped, but I kept what was a relatively new battery from it.

I still use that battery to power 12V Fluorescent lamp units' during power cuts, over 6 years later. It will also still start my Hyundai 1.5 CRDi VGT.

So I figure that I will buy a Motolite MCB maintenance Free MF5L-B for Php685.00 as a 'spare' for my XT225.
Rather less than the typical Price of $85 (Php3,700) for YUASA 727ZS


Call Seguro Marketing look for Frank/Abegail @ 2544166

The Motolite Warranty for MCB Batteries is crap however!
One week warranty for Motorcycle from date of purchase.

Part #: YTX7L-BS


MotoBatt MBTX7U

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MotoBatt MBTX7U

The MBTX7U is a premium Sealed Lead Acid AGM replacement battery
  • $52.99
This product fits the following OEM Numbers:
  • YTX7-BS
MotoBatt MBTZ7S
The MBTZ7S is a premium Sealed Lead Acid AGM replacement battery

  • $58.99
  • Out of stock
This product fits the following OEM Numbers:
  • YT5L-BS
  • YTX5L-BS
  • YTZ7S
The sealed AGM MBTZ7S MotoBatt power sport battery is a premium replacement battery

AGM Battery Technology AGM (Absorption Glass Mat) sealed battery technology was originally developed for military aircraft where power, weight, safety, and reliability were paramount considerations.
AGM battery technology offers improvements over other sealed battery technologies.
This "next generation" technology delivers increased safety, performance, and service life over all other existing sealed battery types, including Gel technology.
These AGM batteries have an extremely low internal electrical resistance combined with faster acid migration, which allows the AGM batteries to deliver and absorb higher rates of amperage than other types of sealed batteries during discharging and charging

MotoBatt MBTX7U Sealed AGM Battery Specifications
ModelAhCCAL x W x H (inches)L x W x H (mm)
Spacer HeightTotal HeightTotal Terminals
MBTX7U8
115
4.49
2.76
5.04
114
70
128
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5.04"
128mm
2 QuadFlex

Replaces This OEM Yuasa Part Number

ModelAhCCA x W x H (inches)
L x W x H (mm)
The MotoBatt MBTX7U QuadFlex AGM Battery Replaces 1 Yuasa Battery
YTX7L-BS6
85
4.49
2.76
5.20
114
79
132


http://www.motobattbatteries.com/media//callout-banner-2.jpgEvery Premium MotoBatt QuadFlex battery comes with a full 2 year replacement warranty.

Yuasa, Scorpion, Power Max and most every other manufacturer only offer a 6 month to 1 year warranty.

MotoBatt
uses the highest quality products and knows their battery will outperform the competition.

How do they prove it?
By offering a warranty that is double the power sport industry standard!

Quality. Innovative. Reliable. Best in class. Premium. Powerful. Just a few of the words used to describe the new line of MotoBatt sealed-lead-acid replacement batteries. We at NW Battery Co. are proud to offer our customers a battery that not only out performs, but is easy on your pocket book too! Every Moto Batt SLA battery comes with a full 2 year replacement warranty. The average replacement battery will only offer a 6 mo. to 1 year warranty (if you are lucky) and those that do offer a 2 year warranty generally cost an arm and a leg! If a double-the-industry-average warranty and knockout prices don't impress, how about the extra cold cranking amps (CCA) and amp hours (Ah) stuffed into every battery? That's right, MotoBatt batteries often have up to 25% more capacity compared with their peers. The secret to their power is simple: use more lead. While everyone else skimps on the main ingredient, MotoBatt seeks out the purest form of lead alloy and compresses as much as possible into their battery. You may have noticed the unique terminal configuration on these yellow gems.

The QuadFlex terminal arrangement allows the user to not worry about the positive or negative as each battery has 4 terminals that mount flush from the top, side and front of the battery. Utilizing this unique environmentally friendly design reduced 184 OEM motorcycle batteries down to just 34 MotoBatt Batteries making life better for everyone!


Want the ultimate in holding charge over long periods storage, higher CCA, and extended service life, as well as smaller size and much lower weight, than the conventional OEM lead-acid battery?

How about a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery?

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Part Number: LFX07L2-BS12 (YTZ7S)
Length: 4.45 (4.49")
Width: 2.28 (2.76")
Height: 3.50 (3.42")
Weight: 1.01
Shipping Weight (lb.): 2.0
Max Inrush Current, Single Cycle: 7 Amps
Amp/Hr: 7 PbEq (6 AH)
C.C.A.: 102
(90)
Manufacturer: Shorai
Price: $ 95.00 ($137.50)

Features

  • No more dead batteries. Holds charge for one year without maintenance
  • Ultra light. One fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries on average
  • Twice to four times the service life of lead-acid batteries
  • Drop-in replacement for your OEM battery
  • Military spec Carbon Fiber Composite Case
  • Faster cranking for better starts
  • Super-fast recharge rate
  • SAFE–No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Japanese engineering and components
  • Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer

Why not take advantage of the reduced Size/Weight of lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery?

Instead of the 6AH OEM battery, why not fit a 9AH
or even 14AH?
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Part Number: LFX14L2-BS12
Length: 4.45
Width: 2.28
Height: 3.50
Weight: 1.61
Shipping Weight (lb.) 2.0
Max Inrush Current: 14 Amps
Amp/Hr: 14 PbEq
C.C.A.: 210
Manufacturer: Shorai
Price: $148.00

Shorai Lithium 7 AH PBEq 12 Volt LiFePO4
ATV and Motorcycle Battery (- +)

Product Description

The Lithium Iron Phosphate battery is the ultimate in weight versus power technology. This battery weighs in at only 1.01 pounds and offers an incredible 102 C.C.A. This is a drop in replacement for your Lead-acid battery, and will require no change to your stock charging system.
Shorai LFX batteries contain Shorai-proprietary eXtreme-Rate Lithium Iron prismatic cells (chemistry LiFePO4). They contain no poisonous lead, no acid, and do not create gasses during charge, as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Compared to lead-acid, Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are also extremely light, have much lower self-discharge, do not sulfate, and are environmentally friendly.
The LFX07L2-BS12 battery is the “lightweight racing” version , perfect for any application that is normally raced on a track . It is the lightest version of this lithium Iron Phosphate battery in this size and has less starting power than the LFX14L2-BS12. We recommend using this battery if you predominantly race with your machine, and it is not started frequently throughout your ride.
Lead acid batteries have long been a target with riders who want to take weight off of their motorcycle. With our Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, it is now possible to do away with the heavier lead acid battery, while maintaining reliable starting power. These are true drop in replacement batteries that will require no charging system modifications, and only weigh a fraction of the OEM battery.

Comments
We recommend using these batteries in temperatures above 0 degrees Celsius. This battery may require spacers to make it work in your application. Included with this battery are foam spacers that will aid in fitting this battery ** PbEq equals Lead-Acid Equivalent. This means that a 7 AH PbEq Lithium Iron Phosphate battery will perform the same as a 7 amp hour Lead-acid battery.

Shorai Batteries
LFX Part Number Explanation

LFX07L2-BS12
LFXLithium Iron eXtreme-rate
07PbEq Capacity Rating (See FAQ for explanation)
LPolarity. "L" is negative on the left
2Case size. "2" is 4.45" L x 2.28" W x 3.50" H
BS–12Voltage, nominal

















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