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Dropped by my local Yamaha dealer this morning to grab a  replacement stock battery for my 2015 which I needed ASAP to get to work on Monday.  No complaints about the life span of 4 years, but $183 for a new one?   I'm sure there are less expensive alternatives out there I will research for next time, but the gouging annoyed me. 

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20 minutes ago, dbezerkeley said:

 I'm sure there are less expensive alternatives out there I will research for next time, but the gouging annoyed me. 

That sounds inline with prices I found online, sportbiketrackgear had the oem battery for $144 + a brick and morter store is going to charge 25-30% markup as well as tax.


***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

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Same stock Yuasa battery, here, for $106:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yuasa-YTZ10S-Motorcycle-ATV-Powersports-Battery-Sealed-VRLA-AGM-YUAM72Z16/836850275

 

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$108.89 including tax at O'Reilly's Auto Parts.

 

It has already lasted longer than my stock battery did.....

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I get mine from kapscomoto.com $33. I am ok if I only get a couple of years out of them. I can't say how long they will last but the one in my VSTROM (approx$38) is on its third year.

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I paid $33.00 delivered from Walmart.com.  Battery has been in a year already and no issues at all.  I too am happy if a battery lasts 3 years.  Any longer is just luck...  If you do something stupid and kill it along the way expect half that life.

Pat

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Anyone consider lithium ion batteries?  I have a Shorai battery in my Triumph Bonneville, a model notorious for not starting if the voltage is a little low.  In place for 4 years with no problems.  Will probably get one for my '16 FJ-09 when original battery dies.

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I have a lithium battery I bought from revzilla last summer. It’s crazy light. When it arrived I thought the hey had sent me an empty box. It works fine. 


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Have tried some of the less expensive alternatives in the past but they have never held up for me like buying a GS or Yuasa replacement when the time comes. Have been getting 5+ years out of the Yuasas purchased on Amazon. Just recently replaced the FJ-09's nearly five year old battery with one for $106 delivered. 

Would probably be all over a lith-ion battery -- particularly if we were losing unsprung weight -- but have had to wait for folks to "warm up" before they could start etc. Plus other chargers and such. Hoping if I wait prices will come down too. 

 

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I have an EarthX lithium battery in my XSR900 (and all my other bikes for that matter), and plan to put one in my new Tracer 900 GT also.  They are a little over $200, but well worth it IMHO.  The special thing about the Earth X Batteries, is that they have the cell balancing technology build into the battery itself, so there is no need for an expensive lithium charger...you can charge it with a normal car charger.  You'll save about 8 lbs high up in the bike (which is always good), and I've never had one not start, even after leaving my bike untouched for 6 months.

One of my bikes had a Shori lithium battery in it.  After 3 weeks, it was dead and wouldn't start the bike.  Changed it to an Earth X and never had a problem ever again.

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- Paul

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I have bought from these guys for years. I use a battery tender on all my batteries, my truck, Lawn tractor, ZUMA Scooter, Truck Camper. The batteries from Chromebattery last right around 5 years and the price is reasonable. 

 

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for YTZ10S-BS...

 

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Besides, no matter how much stonk my engine has I'm still an old, slow guy. Takes more than horsepower to fix that.

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