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    Registered User Array SiR6's Avatar
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    are all batteries the same?

    I'm in need of a battery, just wondering if any new battery will do or should I opt for a more expensive factory battery. Thanks!

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    Cunning Linguist Array 3 of 7's Avatar
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    no, not all batteries are the should be alright if you get a battery that's the right one for your bike....newer bikes can have some pretty high demands on a battery and for that reason, some of them are gel and other newer technologies....I've had good luck with Yuasa, wich may or may not make your factory battery anyways
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    Just avoid Canadian Tire's battery products at all costs.

    Yuasa do make a good product!

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    What Oscar says! When you're at the bike shop, ask to see the scrap pile, and you'll see it's full of crappy tire batteries. Love them for the car, but not the bike!
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    this is my...boomstick! Array CrotchetyRocket's Avatar
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    You will want a sealed cell maintenence free batt rather than a conventional battery. These are reasonably priced.

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    Moderator Array TeeTee's Avatar
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    I've bought all my car and motorcycle batteries for the past 10 years or so from Edmonds batteries (on Edmonds in Burnaby between Kingsway and Canada Way). For the most part they are very knowledgable about cranking amps and the other important bits and sell Yuasa at a better than competitive price compared to anywhere else I've checked.

    I used to shop around but after so many checks I just go straight to them as they always had the better or at least equal deal to anywhere else.

    For motorcycle batteries you need to phone a day in advance so they can charge them up. They don't keep them on tap since they don't sell quite as many as for cars/trucks.
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