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  1. #1
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    Need a new battery for my 99 VS800

    Its time for a new battery, right now my local options are Wal-Mat Ever Start batter $55, Advanced auto $84, my local bike shop $84 or $122 for the no maintenance sealed battery or my Napa store has one for $60, or the no maintenance sealed battery for $90 which is the one i'm leaning towards.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for an online purchase? Thanks in advance.

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    I'd never buy a non-sealed battery again. There's just no reason to deal with acid.



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    Thanks Clint, I'm also wanting to go in that direction. Has anyone ever dealt with this company or this battery specifically?

    YTX16BS-1 Battery | Scorpion 12 Volt Motorcycle Batteries | BatteryStuff.com

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    I am unimpressed with the Scorpion battery, as despite the cost it did not last any longer than a $35 cheapo from J&P.

    I purchased a G-bat, which is an Odyssey PC535 modifed by G-man Industries tofit the Intruder 800, while still carrying a full factory warranty. A bit steep at $135, but Intruder owners tell me they last 5-7 years, a big plus with the PITA location of the Intruder's battery. Huge cranking power, and thanks to a bad stator I drained my down to absolutely zero charge 4 times, yet it came back and still holds a 100% charge.

    I have also had very good service from Westco 12V16-B, another gas-matt dry cell battery. About $90-100, but again, owrht every penny for its extra cranking power and long life. The G-bat is easier to install with it's threaded terminals, while the Westco has the older style terminals that take a nut on the back side.

    Really can't go wrong with either.
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    Thanks DrBob. I looked at the G-Man stuff but they were pretty pricey. Money is tight right now so I ended up going with the Scorpion battery. I talked to a guy on another forum who said his has been great in the year + that he's own it. Time will tell but thanks for the reply. I'll keep the Westco in mind incase the Scorpion turns out to be a dud.

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    I just got the walmart battery for my 07 c50 es12bc I think was the number 22 bucks works great so far.

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    I've had the G bat for two seasons now and have yet to put it on a charger. Darn near flipped my bike over for the first start of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johbren View Post
    22 bucks works great so far.
    You can probably figure on replacing it every 3rd year.

    If you don't mind doing that, you may still be money ahead instead of getting one for $80 that lasts maybe 7-8 years.

    If you had a S-50....or another bike like mine where you can't even SEE the battery.....you might feel differently about replacing the battery so often !!


 

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