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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.
|Using 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.
|On 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.
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
The MBTX7U is a premium Sealed Lead Acid AGM replacement battery
The MBTZ7S is a premium Sealed Lead Acid AGM replacement battery
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
Every 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?
Part Number: LFX07L2-BS12 (YTZ7S)
Length: 4.45 (4.49")
Width: 2.28 (2.76")
Height: 3.50 (3.42")
Shipping Weight (lb.): 2.0
Max Inrush Current, Single Cycle: 7 Amps
Amp/Hr: 7 PbEq (6 AH)
C.C.A.: 102 (90)
Price: $ 95.00 ($137.50)
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?
Part Number: LFX14L2-BS12
Shipping Weight (lb.) 2.0
Max Inrush Current: 14 Amps
Amp/Hr: 14 PbEq
Shorai Lithium 7 AH PBEq 12 Volt LiFePO4
|LFX||Lithium Iron eXtreme-rate|
|07||PbEq Capacity Rating (See FAQ for explanation)|
|L||Polarity. "L" is negative on the left|
|2||Case size. "2" is 4.45" L x 2.28" W x 3.50" H|
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