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Need a new battery for the ride. Wondering what everyone thinks is the way to go out there. Thanks. G

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I found your right leg to be pretty reliable :smirk:

I just have the standard battery

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You've got lots of options...depends what you wanna spend. OEM Yuasa will run anywhere from $90-$150 depending on where you get it...there are a lot of generic brand gel and glassmat batteries for around $50-70 or you can spend some $$ on a Turntech lithium but you'll need the 5A model over the longrun. Some people have used the 2.5A but i don't think you'll have a lot of cranking amps in the future.

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I installed a Turn-Tech 2.5 Battery. Works GREAT & weighs 0.7lbs.

I love this battery.

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I installed the Shorai Power lithium iron phosphate battery and am very pleased with its price and performance. The quality of construction is far superior to the turntech.

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Thanks for all the replys. I was either going to go with the TurnTech or the Shorai. I would be interested in why lupuswins thinks the Shorai is superior.

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Some background: I have both a turntech 5.0 and a shorai battery. I initially purchased the turntech (prior to the shorai being available) and was impressed with its performance as compared to the YUASA. However, what I disliked is that the turntech did not fit well in the battery box (even with some trimming) and I could not use the stock battery hold down cover. After riding with the turntech for a couple of months I noticed indentations under my seat and that the battery post terminals had a bit more play than when new. So, I purchased a shorai after seeing them at the Long Beach Cycle world bike show to give it a try. The shorai fit perfect in the battery box and I am now able to anchor the battery with the stock hold down. I have been riding with it for a few weeks and have not had a single issue. The shorai feels and appears to be constructed better than the turntech. I appreciate the "real" post terminals on the shorai as compared to the strips of metal on the turntech. Overall, I am very impressed with the shorai and will be buying them for my other toys in the future.

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I forgot to add that after riding with a LiFePO4 battery, regardless of manufacturer, there is no comparison to a Pb acid battery. In fact, any Pb acid including AGM should not be considered in the same class as a LiFePO4 battery. I have no intention of ever buying another Pb acid battery for my vehicles.

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did you purchase the standard duty (135 cca 6?ah) or the 230 cca 9ah battery from Shorai?

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Shorai looks like a good bet.....anybody price one out yet? I don't need one yet because my stocker is working well, but I'm concidering a new one to shave some considerable weight:thumbsup:

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FYI, the 2.5 fits perfect in the battery compartment. I use the 5.0 in my DRZ440SM & I had to mod the battery box to make it fit.

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