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    Posted: 09 Apr 2015 at 19:17
Looking to buy a new battery, is the motobatt mbtx12u the best to get.
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Originally posted by dave65 dave65 wrote:

Looking to buy a new battery, is the motobatt mbtx12u the best to get.


This is the one you want, massive 240A CCA and 50% more capacity than standard:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTOBATT-MBYZ16H-UPGRADE-AGM-BATTERY-HARLEY-DAVIDSON-883-SPORTSTER-04-11-/360983260706?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item540c476e22
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twintorque Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2015 at 08:48
and it's yellow so will start your bike faster than the old black one
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 426hemi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2015 at 09:54
Plus as it's for a Harley you can now wear a tasseled leather jacket when you ride without fear of embarrassment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stuono67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2015 at 10:01
I bought yuasa ytz14s from Blackpool Honda. Was cheapest place at time(6 mths ago). Smaller than yts12bs and more cca. No probs starting since.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote markrsvr15 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2015 at 11:36
Originally posted by stuono67 stuono67 wrote:

I bought yuasa ytz14s from Blackpool Honda. Was cheapest place at time(6 mths ago). Smaller than yts12bs and more cca. No probs starting since.


good bsttery had it for over a year now stood for more time than out on move great battery for price
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I would stick with the Yuasa YTS12-BS or potentially, the YTZ12S which has 220 CCA over the 180 of the YTS, some other makes utilise similar part numbers to Yuasa, and can make you believe they have the same power but not so, for instance the Varta if I recall, has 145 CCA using a similar part number.
 
The YTZ is the same size as standard except height, which is 20mm less, I used one on the Edwards Replica, just made a spacer for the clamp, and under the battery, preserving all original parts.
 
Also some other types are not designed to be fitted on an angle, the Yuasa YTS has a greater range, and the YTZ will lie on its side, used on Fireblades and MV F4's for example.
 
Why buy a huge upgrade replacement when the original manufacturer provides a simple alternative, smaller and lighter with almost the CCA of the large one, and 40 more than standard.
 
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Originally posted by CarsOrBikes CarsOrBikes wrote:

I would stick with the Yuasa YTS12-BS or potentially, the YTZ12S which has 220 CCA over the 180 of the YTS, some other makes utilise similar part numbers to Yuasa, and can make you believe they have the same power but not so, for instance the Varta if I recall, has 145 CCA using a similar part number.
 
The YTZ is the same size as standard except height, which is 20mm less, I used one on the Edwards Replica, just made a spacer for the clamp, and under the battery, preserving all original parts.
 
Also some other types are not designed to be fitted on an angle, the Yuasa YTS has a greater range, and the YTZ will lie on its side, used on Fireblades and MV F4's for example.
 
Why buy a huge upgrade replacement when the original manufacturer provides a simple alternative, smaller and lighter with almost the CCA of the large one, and 40 more than standard.
 
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I see the reasoning behind your comments but the reason we upgrade is to ensure the battery has enough oomph (Read CCA) even if not fully charged whereas those with lower ratings will not. Also the benefit of the 14Ah or better still 16Ah batteries over smaller (Not necessarily physically)  ones is the that the greater capacity will leave the bike in a state capable of starting the bike for much longer between rides/charging.


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If in doubt listen to the Griffmeister Wink

I would think he's seen more battery issues than anyone else in the UK.

Every bit of extra oomph is insurance,Aprilia scrimped big time on electrics & wiring and after a few years when resistance starts getting into joints it shows.

Manufactures fit the smallest & cheapest parts they can get and hope they see out the warranty period,after that who gives a sh*t,just upgrade to our latest model Sir.
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Have ordered the motobatt MBTX12U, hopefully this and the new solenoid from aprilia performance will solve my problem so fingers crossed.
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Originally posted by dave65 dave65 wrote:

Have ordered the motobatt MBTX12U, hopefully this and the new solenoid from aprilia performance will solve my problem so fingers crossed.
it won't fit properly so no swearing when you fit it promise me.
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Got upgraded solenoid 10 quid mate
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Why won't it fit?
I bought a cheap solenoid off ebay for 13.50 and it was crap so paid 50 for a genuine aprilia item.
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Bollocks....what's wrong with the £13.50 solenoid as I ordered one about twenty minutes before you posted this Dave?

I have just sent him a message asking him to cancel as not posted, think he was based in uttoxeter?

Also ordered motobatt MBYZ16H ...cheers again Legend!
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Mine had the higher power batt as it struggled to start every so often. A good service (new plugs inc) and it ran off the button but as it's been stored over winter it's not quite 100%. It's started every time but just seems abit slower on start up.
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Originally posted by dave65 dave65 wrote:

Why won't it fit?
I bought a cheap solenoid off ebay for 13.50 and it was crap so paid 50 for a genuine aprilia item.


The top of it is a funny shape so the clamp doesn't sit well. It can be convinced to if you use a longer bolt. Alternatively don't worry about it as it sits pretty snug in a battery box, has a seat bolted on top of it and your arse on top of that. It ain't going anywhere.
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I was going to order the 16ah one but it looked like it was going to be a bit too tall
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2015 at 10:45
Originally posted by dave65 dave65 wrote:

I was going to order the 16ah one but it looked like it was going to be a bit too tall


It fits under the seat of a Gen1 no problem but as MountainMan says the clamp needs a spacer under it (And a longer bolt) if you want to clamp it as there is no recess in the top of the battery where the clamp would normally sit. That isn't difficult to do,  however, as said, it aint going anywhere if you don't although it is better for the leads/connections if it is clamped.

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Back to that solenoid.. Why would I spend £50 on an Aprilia one when they couldn't be arsed to fit the proper one to the bike in the first place?

Has anyone else used the £13.50 one? They did cancel the order for me but did say they had sold hundreds without a complaint.
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what about these shorai li lion batteries then lads? worth a punt for 2kg less weight? http://shoraipower.com/products?action=vehicle&type=175&make=222559&model=223776&year=223776
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I have the shido ltx 14bs lion 240cca only weighs 1.1 kg.
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

I have the shido ltx 14bs lion 240cca only weighs 1.1 kg.


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