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12v sealed battery

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Post by ks8780 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:25 pm

I am going to be switching a '49 FL over to 12v with a cycle electric low voltage generator and need to decide on a battery.

I see that the 12n5-5-3b is used quite a bit with a battery box adapter but what is the latest and greatest in the sealed type batteries that would fit in the horseshoe tank ?

My only local store is a NAPA but Autozone and others are about 100 miles away.

If I could get away from a wet battery it would be nice.



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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by 58flh » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:36 pm

KS!---I am going on my 3rd year with a sealed GLASS-MAT BATTERY-12V.---Theres no acid in them & They take 600-degrees & can be installed sideways to fit!--I paid $99 at autozone!--& Its the best battery I have EVER PUT in MY BIKE!--If you have STOCK Batt.-Box--They make 1 that fits!-(I do not have the # of it!)--Someone here DOES! & can give help!.Mine has 320cca That I really do not need!--(nice for Electric-foot!.)--I could of got away with the $69 Glass Mat Batt.---Respectfuly----RICHIE!---ALSO theres no drip-tube!-=NICE!

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by JR JOHNSON » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:24 pm

glass mat battery is the way to go as Richie says,i be leave there some good research in the knowledge base about this,and glad to see you have the gen for the small battery,should be a piece of cake to fit a battery.....................with respect.JR.

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by panhead_kicker » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:18 am

Might check this out:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gel-battery-12- ... 8d&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:01 am

Yuasa YTZ14S
Made in Japan.


Don't buy a battery made in India, Cambodia or China.

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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:58 am

Forgot to mention, going on 8 years with the Yuasa @ $129.

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by panhead_kicker » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:14 am

ozwick86 wrote:Yuasa YTZ14S
Made in Japan.


Don't buy a battery made in India, Cambodia or China.
Physically, that casing looks like a replacement for a 65 battery tray. Did you stand it on end?

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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:41 am

Yes, stood on its end on some rubber and a piece of wood.
The YTZ has extra plates inside. Cycle Electric recommended this battery to me.

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by mr. z » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:10 am

panhead_kicker wrote:Might check this out:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gel-battery-12- ... 8d&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Panhead Kicker, no offence, but many of us here have been there done that with those batterys. They are made in Vietnam, and are inconsistent. Great Plains Cycle, a seller on Ebay usta sell those, there were so many returns and complaints, he stopped selling them. I have never been stranded due to battery failure 'cept when I used one of those. He sent me a replacement and it failed at 40 miles. Never again. Thet was five years ago, I've been back on the old Yuasa lead-acid standard. If you just route the hose properly, you never have to worry about acid damage. The one in my bike now has been there 2 and 1/2 years and holding stong, I'm only changing it out next month because it is that old, they are certainly cheap enough, and no point in stressing the genny with it.

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by 58flh » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:51 pm

ozwick86 wrote:Yuasa YTZ14S
Made in Japan.


Don't buy a battery made in India, Cambodia or China.
-----Words to really go by!.--In the future,China will be putting out Glass Matt Battery.Until then As Ozwick typed.----Richie :!:

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by VPH-D » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:37 pm

V-Twin sells a 12v sealed battery at about $75.00. I've got 2 of them, one has a season on it, the other has two seasons, so far so good. Do not bother with the old 12n5.5 battery, their capacity is too small, and they boil dry easily.
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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:03 pm

Are V-Twins made in Japan?

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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by PanPal » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:31 pm

Going on year 4 or 5 now with the three 6 volt emergency light batteries in a gutted 6 volt case. No worries so far. original battery top taped back on and stock battery hold down cover.
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Post by Larry » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:14 am

I've been using this. 12 amps, and yes, made in Taiwan. Noticeably heavier than those made in China.[attachment=0]bat3.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]bat2.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: 12v sealed battery

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Post by panhead_kicker » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:01 am

mr. z wrote:
panhead_kicker wrote:Might check this out:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gel-battery-12- ... 8d&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Panhead Kicker, no offence, but many of us here have been there done that with those batterys. They are made in Vietnam, and are inconsistent. Great Plains Cycle, a seller on Ebay usta sell those, there were so many returns and complaints, he stopped selling them. I have never been stranded due to battery failure 'cept when I used one of those. He sent me a replacement and it failed at 40 miles. Never again. Thet was five years ago, I've been back on the old Yuasa lead-acid standard. If you just route the hose properly, you never have to worry about acid damage. The one in my bike now has been there 2 and 1/2 years and holding stong, I'm only changing it out next month because it is that old, they are certainly cheap enough, and no point in stressing the genny with it.
No offense taken! I don't have a history with these. I personally have run a nondescript emergency light battery with flimsy little spade terminals, going on 3 years now. Of course I haven't logged more than a couple thousand miles with it either.

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