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    Best Better Battery Buying Basics?

    I need to buy a new battery for my TW. I don't need anything too fancy. I just want the best value for my money. And I want it, and the cables/terminals, to fit without being a pain.

    Can anyone help a guy out on what to buy or not buy?

    Thanks!

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    Which TW, 2003, 2008 or 2013?

    I strongly prefer AGM (no liquid to spill, higher static voltage at 12.8, versus 12.6, handles vibration better than lead-acid)

    I think Yuasa YTZ7-S will fit the later years.

    If replacing a YB7C-A, you will need some padding, as the AGM is slightly smaller.

    A clone is stocked at my local O'Reillys as an ETZ7-S

    https://www.oreillyauto.com/search?q=etz7s
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    Battery threads are about as bad as oil threads. But I would definitely go AGM. Here is one on amazon prime have it in 2 days and go ride.

    https://www.amazon.com/Power-Sonic-P...8TFZ9TB0S4FX0Y
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    I bought that one a few years back, and this one last November: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I think they are both fine.
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    This is the battery I have in my TW. Two years and running strong. Left my lights on one time and drained fit, no know after effects. It did take some foam to shim it. $26 delivered when I bought it.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/ExpertPow...&wl13=&veh=sem
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    AGM replacement for "wet", no brainer:

    IMG_5056.JPG

    Even if it comes (I ordered on-line) with a charge the recommendation is to fully charge it before installation & use.
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    Might be a bit of a difference between the "wet" and AGM. Imagining the same for the guys that go Lithium (even smaller and much lighter).
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    Always make sure you fill the void(s) in the battery compartment. Don't want any battery to be moving around at all while you are riding. I used UHMW but solid rubber blocks would work too.
    A member here filled in this area with small containers that had compartments for small tools/fuses/tire valves/etc. Like the type you'd find at The Container Store.
    Really among one of the best simple ideas I've seen posted here. I saved pictures of it but couldn't find.
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    I bought two of these because the battery in one of my TW's was starting to give me problems so I figured the other wasn't far behind. Wonder of wonders the battery that wouldn't hold a charge for more than a day all of a sudden works perfectly and I have two new batteries sitting on the shelf.

    https://www.batterysharks.com/Sigmas...saArVfEALw_wcB
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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    I bought two of these because the battery in one of my TW's was starting to give me problems so I figured the other wasn't far behind. Wonder of wonders the battery that wouldn't hold a charge for more than a day all of a sudden works perfectly and I have two new batteries sitting on the shelf.

    https://www.batterysharks.com/Sigmas...saArVfEALw_wcB

    and inexpensive to boot! Of course when I need one I'll not remember you're link or that I put it into my favorites in my browser.
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    Without a doubt, Battery Tender Lithium batteries have saved me a crapload of money in the long run.

    With all of the 12v rider bikes having them except for the RE5 and the MB5, I can store bikes for YEARS and not worry about them.
    The TW has a Neutrino, and that drains the battery. All I do on that one bike is remove the negative wire and I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    and inexpensive to boot! Of course when I need one I'll not remember you're link or that I put it into my favorites in my browser.
    carefull...that one is only 5.5ah
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