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BatterySharks? Experience?

I just stumbled on this company while looking for Yuasa battery information. They are selling the Yuasa YTX20L-BS for $48.99 (not sure about shipping). Amazon currently getting $84 (free shipping).

Anybody have experience with them? Or any comments?

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Bought a battery from them a few months ago - appears identical to the Yuasa it was replacing. No issues, and probably made by the same company. Load tested perfect. I would buy from them again. (disclaimer - I'm a factory trained battery tech (Gould National Battery Corp.))
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Bought a battery from them a few months ago - appears identical to the Yuasa it was replacing. No issues, and probably made by the same company. Load tested perfect. I would buy from them again. (disclaimer - I'm a factory trained battery tech (Gould National Battery Corp.))
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Hmmm. That's interesting. I'm a lot less skeptical now. Do you recall how much shipping was?

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I am confused by the BBB report on them. (if this is the same batteryshark company)
They give them an A rating, but they have 67% negative 33% positive.
That makes absolutely no sense to me.


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Hmmm. That's interesting. I'm a lot less skeptical now. Do you recall how much shipping was?
Looked to see if I had an old email from when I ordered, nada. Website shows - is using UPS and FedEx for shipments. All of the regular orders are shipped Ground and the time frame is between 2 and 5 business days. Small packages are shipped Flat Rate (with the United States Postal Service) for $6.00, $8.30 or $9.30. The delivery takes between 2 and 5 business days.


Saw this on their website - great price. Note - do not be deceived by the different listings for various model years on the bike - they be all the same battery - just a marketing ploy to get you to buy a more expensive one. Look at the battery rating - all are 20 AH batteries.


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I have no experience with the company. The batteries are not Yuasa but SigmasTek which could be Yuasa i don't know. Couldn't find where they were manufactured. A compatible battery it says.

2 different ones for Goldwing but both are same physical size. Just CCA difference &#
STX-20L-BS-- 270cca- 11.61# $31.79 +shipping
STX-20HL-BS- 310cca- 13.44# $39.99 +shipping-I would buy this one

If you type in YTX-20L-BS($31.79) it comes up with the same dimensions and cca as the $31.79- STX-20L-BS

If the battery weight listed is for battery only they are about same weight as other batteries which is good. The terminals are light looking like some cheaper batteries. Reviews were pretty good about batterysharks and SigmasTek.

They are very cheap depending on the shipping of $6, $8.30, $9.30.

My '12 doesn't need one yet so i don't know what i would do.. I might try one in 78-CB750K and see how long it lasts. It had a Motocross(Yuasa) that lasted 7yrs but was not cheap. That would give me a better idea about these if i tried it in the 750. My Kaw Atv takes the same battery and it is 7yrs old also but is a generic. Get lucky sometimes.

I do need a cheap battery for my 750 Honda and might check these out. STX14AHL-BS- $24.55+shipping of ?. Will have to call them and find out. That is the best price i have found anywhere. Should be good enough for that old bike. It will be a month or so until i might order.

Good luck. CCA the higher the better.

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The cheaper one says 18AH in the specs and the other says 20AH. Strange.
A heavier battery should have more reserve power in minutes which is a good thing if you run the lights or stereo without the bike on.
I don't remember ever seeing that rating on a bike battery.



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$9.30 to ship here for the $24.55 CB750

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do they offer warranty ? $56 shipped aint bad.

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do they offer warranty ? $56 shipped aint bad.
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.

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Here is the same battery at
walmart for $39. Free Shipping.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scorpion-...ment/130707115

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