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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 08:25 AM
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6 months; and I'm not positive that it's a YTX20L-BS. They call it a "compatible replacement" and the listing cites specifications for a STX20L-BS.

I now thinking I don't want to take a chance here. Looks a little sketchy.
This battery will turn the 1800 over with no problem. Might be a bit pricey for some, but it has 375 CCA and two year warranty.

http://bikemaster.com/batteries/lith...n-battery.html
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This battery will turn the 1800 over with no problem. Might be a bit pricey for some, but it has 375 CCA and two year warranty.

http://bikemaster.com/batteries/lith...n-battery.html
Unless they've made some changes, this is not a good battery for cold climates. I took a yuuuuuge bath on getting one and then selling at a great discount to someone in the south.
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Unless they've made some changes, this is not a good battery for cold climates. I took a yuuuuuge bath on getting one and then selling at a great discount to someone in the south.
True, the earlier lithium iron phosphate batteries did not do well when it got cold. One had to "wake" them up when it got cold, i.e. turn headlight on for a minute or so before cranking. Of course if your headlight does not come on until after the bike is started, that won't work.

The technology has improved resulting in far better cold weather performance. The Bikemaster lithium battery for my bike has 675 CCA at minus 18 deg C (-0.4 deg. F) compared to 405 CCA for the stock AGM battery.
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The early model GL1800's all used 18 AH batteries (2001-2008 ). Even though the Yuasa part number was YTX20L-BS, if you looked up the specs, it actually was an 18 AH battery. In 2009 Honda switched to the GYZ20L series batteries which are 20 amp hour batteries.
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This thread is right on time for me. My 2012 Wing failed to start today because the battery has give up the ghost. I cannot complain, it is the original battery, so 5yrs isn't too bad.

I am bit skeptical about the BatteryShark battery but would like to know if Yusa is a decent brand? No way am I spending over $200.00 for a LithiumIon battery either. Just would like something will fit correctly, have the correct specs, and not break the bank. What are the suggestions from you guys on this?

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This thread is right on time for me. My 2012 Wing failed to start today because the battery has give up the ghost. I cannot complain, it is the original battery, so 5yrs isn't too bad.

I am bit skeptical about the BatteryShark battery but would like to know if Yusa is a decent brand? No way am I spending over $200.00 for a LithiumIon battery either. Just would like something will fit correctly, have the correct specs, and not break the bank. What are the suggestions from you guys on this?
I think most here would agree that Yuasa is an excellent choice based on performance. I'm going back to it if I find that the 2 year old AC Delco I last used is about to go bad. My previous 2 OE Yuasas averaged over 7 years of life and 35k miles before replacing.

Agree with you about BatteryShark. Think I'm going with Amazon and pay the price rather than take a chance.
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This battery will turn the 1800 over with no problem. Might be a bit pricey for some, but it has 375 CCA and two year warranty. This same battery is available on Amazon for $144.23 with free shipping, just sharring info. BikeMaster DLFP-20HL-BS Lithium-Ion Battery - One Size



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An interesting overview of the Lithium Ion Phospate battery technology.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lith...sphate_battery

Be mindfull of: The low maximum charging rate(s) of ~20 Amperes given the capabilities of the Charging System on most vehicles, our GoldWings included. Also a good thing, but bear in mind that the use of a Battery Tender might actually degrade these batteries over time. Not due to a high charging rate, but rather the persistance of a charge based on a lead/acid batteries dynamics that does not apply to these Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries.


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The early model GL1800's all used 18 AH batteries (2001-2008 ). Even though the Yuasa part number was YTX20L-BS, if you looked up the specs, it actually was an 18 AH battery. In 2009 Honda switched to the GYZ20L series batteries which are 20 amp hour batteries.
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Will the 2010 Yuasa battery fit and work properly in 2001 - 2009?

Read in another thread where you posted it was a better more heavy duty constructed battery, and also talked about a Lithium Iron battery as well.

Please elaborate on your thoughts about both.

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Sam's Club use to sell Yuasa that came inside an Interstate Batteries box.

I have an lnterstate Batteries Store that is a distributor, and they "tell" me their battery is made by Yuasa, but there are no markings saying Yuasa on the battery. They do stock both the 270 cca and also the 310 cca version, and both are AGM.

Anyone know if thses Interstate GL1800 batteries are made by Yuasa?
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