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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-25-2017, 08:30 PM
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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?
Before I retired I was the supervisor for a County Agency and we had a fleet of about 600 vehicles. The state of CA had a contract with Interstate Batteries and we were able to purchase our batteries using the state discount. My first question to the district rep was who makes their motorcycle battery and his answer was Yuasa. We used the Interstate battery in 90% of our vehicles and that was the only battery I would use in my bikes and I never had a problem. I'm 100% satisfied with their quality and longevity. Yuasa builds them and puts an Interstate label on them.
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Yuasa GYZ20L is the lowest operating cost per year battery I have ever run in a Goldwing. This is the original supplied battery in my 2010 Wing still going strong.
Rated at 20AH .........
Can't figure why another battery type or brand would be needed. For cost or longevity.
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Ranch55,

Do you know anyone with a 2001 - 2008 GoldWing, or maybe a Honda Dealer where you could look at what the difference is in the battery cable ends to report back what, if anything, it will take to connect up a GYZ battery like is in your bike... to be able to connect your GYZ battery to the earlier 2001 - 2008 GoldWing please?


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Ranch55,

Do you know anyone with a 2001 - 2008 GoldWing, or maybe a Honda Dealer where you could look at what the difference is in the battery cable ends to report back what, if anything, it will take to connect up a GYZ battery like is in your bike... to be able to connect your GYZ battery to the earlier 2001 - 2008 GoldWing please?


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In that case, I would use the Yuasa battery specific for that model year.

Yuasa YTX20L-BS

Almost the exact same battery, but fits those specific model year.
I ran that battery in my GL1200 Aspencade for 7 years with no problems.

All the discussion I see about the different batteries can be confusing. I use the best battery that has given me excellent service. Cost per year with the Yuasa AGM batteries almost always comes out to be the least expensive over the life cycle of the battery. And you get a top rated battery at the same time.

I had a Yuasa YTX14H-BS (AGM) original OEM in my 2001 Honda 500 Rubicon 4X4 Foreman that I only replaced for the first time last year in the fall.
Lowest cost per year battery I have ever had.

Look at the operating cost (cost per year) for the best price. Not the cheapest, lowest cost overall.

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The GYZ & YTX Batteries are the same physical size, same dimensions. But, it is a superior battery.

So, my question is...

Has anyone installed the better GZY Battery in place of the YTX Battery in a 2001 - 2008 GoldWing?

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The GYZ & YTX Batteries are the same physical size, same dimensions. But, it is a superior battery.

So, my question is...

Has anyone installed the better GZY Battery in place of the YTX Battery in a 2001 - 2008 GoldWing?

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Yes, in my 2008, about three years ago without issue.

The one thing I do recall was that the new bolts supplied with the new battery were a hair too long. They would bottom out before the cable was tight to the post. I just used the original bolts and all was good.


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I am still running the original battery in my 2008 wing. Probably going to change it this year. I will buy another Yuasa battery.

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I ordered a battery for my Honda 78-CB750K from batterysharks to replace an 8yr old Powersonic whatever oddball it was from local place. Previous Powersonic only lasted 2yrs in another bike so you never know. I bought a Yuasa from the same place on the same day and it is still going after 8yrs. which is really odd for me to have 2 batteries last that long no matter what brand or how much i pay.

This Sigmas Tek from batterysharks weighs a pound more than the Powersonic and was 12.96V when i received it before i put a maintainer on it to make sure it was topped off. Weight wise it might meet the CCA at which it is rated for since it should have more plates in it.

I didn't want to spend too much for this old bike and will see how long this battery lasts to see if it is worth going cheap.
I ordered on a Friday and got it the following Friday.
$24.99
$9.30shipping
5% discount code = $32.62
Half the price i paid for previous off brand battery and Yuasa. Would be cheaper shipping if i lived closer to Nevada. Getting a little ripped off on that since it came from Bridgeview,Ill which is a lot closer than Nevada. hmmm. $2-3 cheaper maybe.

Chrome brand batteries are supposed to good also and may try one them in something else unless i can find Yuasa on sale. Or maybe another batterysharks battery to give them chance.

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