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Recommendations for new ATV battery!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 700X-user, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. 700X-user

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    I am in need of a new batery for my 2003 Yamaha Kodiak 4-wheeler. The original battery lasted 5 years. The last one I bought ($40 at Walmart) didn't even make it 2 years. I would appreciate some suggestions on a battery that will last longer than 2 years. I live in Pennsylvania and use the 4-wheeler year round. Thanks for the help.

    Ed
     
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    Buy the biggest that will fit and a brand name.
     
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    WestCo sealed AGM. After useing these in the bikes I would not even consider buying anything else.
     
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    Pay attention to the date battery was manufactured. Lots of old stock out there.
     
  6. mxrider458

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    Yuasa. Should have been OEM. If bought at a M/C store, they should activate the battery right there for you(acid is in a seperate container and installed when needed). That's how we used to do it. By the time you get home, put it in, and run it. No need to charge them. I was surprised when I removed my batteries from both of my motorcycles over the winter, one a Ducati, and the other a BMW, and both have Yuasa's in them. May be a little expoensive to replace, but the life will pay for itself. I charge mine about once a month over the winter, and just keep it in a warm place out of the way. I just use a 2amp charger for about 4 hours. The Duc needed a lot of cranking amps becuse of the big twin with lots of compression, but never had an issue in the spring.
     
  7. 700X-user

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    Thanks for the info. I couldn't remember the brand name of the original battery. I believe it way Yuasa. The name rang a bell.

    Thanks, Ed
     
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