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    Question Battery replacement recommendations

    Stock battery died on my 2009 F650GS. Looking for suggestions for a battery that will either :
    1) last as long but is cheaper (dealer wants $163.00)
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    2) one that is about the same price but lasts much longer than the stock
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    3) the best of both worlds, cheaper and lasts longer

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    Deka is my choice

    I recommend the Deka unless you want to go with one of the
    more-expensive-than-OEM exotic chemistry batteries.

    It is made here in the USA comes ready to go,
    and has nice solid poured-lead posts.

    I bought mine from:
    http://www.bohannonbattery.com/html/motorcycle.html

    Their website is a bit homespun (it's a small family-run business), but their service is excellent, and shipping is at no extra cost (they ship in the flat-rate USPS boxes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob59 View Post
    I recommend the Deka unless you want to go with one of the
    more-expensive-than-OEM exotic chemistry batteries.

    It is made here in the USA comes ready to go,
    and has nice solid poured-lead posts.

    I bought mine from:
    http://www.bohannonbattery.com/html/motorcycle.html

    Their website is a bit homespun (it's a small family-run business), but their service is excellent, and shipping is at no extra cost (they ship in the flat-rate USPS boxes).
    their site shows no battery listed for the F series bikes, other than the earlier F650 singles.

    Damon- did you do a search on this? "what battery should i get?" is a pretty common question, with pretty typical responses (Odyssey, Panasonic, Exide, etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    their site shows no battery listed for the F series bikes, other than the earlier F650 singles.

    Damon- did you do a search on this? "what battery should i get?" is a pretty common question, with pretty typical responses (Odyssey, Panasonic, Exide, etc)
    did a search but didn't find the info I wanted. Decided to go with a Big Crank ETX14 from BatteryMart.com. AGM type / made in the USA..

    http://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Cra...rcycle-battery

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    a bit cheaper here. free shipping, too.

    https://www.wholesalebatteriesdirect.com/quick-order
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    a bit cheaper here. free shipping, too.

    https://www.wholesalebatteriesdirect.com/quick-order
    thanks. but when I go to the link it dead ends. when I do a search all the AGM appear to be made in china and/or are more expensive. Am I missing the one you are referring to?

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    get the Shorai will save weight , charging & will last a lot longer very happy with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamonS View Post
    thanks. but when I go to the link it dead ends. when I do a search all the AGM appear to be made in china and/or are more expensive. Am I missing the one you are referring to?
    well, whatever it was that i found there a few hours ago appears to be impossible to find agan. oh well.
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    thanks for trying though.

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    Also replaced my battery with a Shorai battery. Happy with it thus far.

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