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#1 saf4749

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 08:46 PM

I was wondering if I could replace my battery with something other than OEM. I own a 2013 Gear up. was thinking an interstate. The one that is in it is just not holding a charge. I end up kicking it over to start it. Thanks for any advice.

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 11:58 PM

I would expect a 2013 Ural battery to still be OK.
It is normal for many bikes to have high-current battery connections gain resistance during winter months due to normal corrosion.  So make sure the battery connections are clean and tight before replacing the battery.  You might be pleasantly surprised.
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:15 AM

But, if it is bad...I am having very good luck with a YTX20-BS AGM battery in the '07 Tourist.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for the input. Bike is new and terminals are clean. I bought the bike new last month after researching for two years before taking a chance and purchasing. I have a long history with many bikes from my youth til my age now 50. I love this machine and I want to take care of it in a proper manner. I have less than 500kms on it. Bought the 2013 because I like the idea of being able to tune carbs myself. I just like old school things.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:25 PM

Another choice for a battery is a Lithium Iron battery.  Saves a few pounds, and never looses its charge from sitting idle.  I just left mine idle for over 3 months and it fired right up with no low battery indication.  They are a bit spendy (but not much more than a Odyssey), but they will last longer than lead/acid batteries.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

Looks like the Lithium batteries are Pretty good...For me,  The jury is still out as to wether they are actually better than AGM...I do Not like needing some special charging system!
Call me a COB...I'm OK with that!

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 04:03 AM

Its a different fitting on mine as it is a 2002...But I have fitted a AGM 20amp battery, which works well with my Victor alternator...These are cheap on Fleabay...

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:48 AM

I have had Less than good luck with the Cheapies off Flea Bay...
If you must use that auction site, Use Chrome Battery.No Failures for me using their Products..[more than a few]

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 06:54 PM

I like the odyssey batteries.
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

So I go to remove battery and find this white ground wire running from back of engin block to nothing. I think it is supposed to go to neg.terminal on battery. Could this be my charging problem?  By the way thanks to every one that has given back input on this battery issue of mine.

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

This battery is a bugger to remove too.

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 10:29 AM

A ground to the engine block is Critical!
The 20-BS can be difficult to remove/install also...I completely remove the Terminal studs [they get in the way] and hold the Kick starter down with one hand and Wiggle the battery out with the other 2 hands!!!!

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 11:10 AM

So should i connect thw ground back to neg post?  I had to step away from it to run errand but headed back to it.

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

Where does that wire go? I wouldn't be hooking up any wires unless I knew what they were.

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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:40 PM

Problem solved. Turns out the ground was never connected to battery. Found that the best way to get to the battery is take off the seat plate. Four bolts and your in it.



Thanks for the advice.




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