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Old 11-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Good Morning,
One important question?
Cross Country calls for a battery with 310 Cold Cranking Amps.
Is it safe to go with a higher cca battery?
Any and all advise will be appreciated.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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i like to go with a little higher cca. if you go to a higher compression or add cams sometimes you have to go higher. no need to get crazy if you aren't bumping up compression though, or maybe start it in very cold weather a lot. personally i would go with about a 350cca on a stock compression/cam bike.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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Thinking of purchasing the following:
MagnaPower 12-Volt Sealed AGM Premium Powersport Battery, 440 CCA.Do you think this is over kill?

Or should I just stick with the following:
MagnaPower 12-Volt Sealed AGM Premium Powersport Battery, 310 CCA.
Currently use the 310 CCa on my Yamaha Road Star, very god battery.

Number one priority is to not to damage anything on my Cross Country if I go with a higher CCA battery!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Dont think you will damange anything with the 440 cca battery If its only a few bucks more And it fits in place well Why not
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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Good thinking on your part "but" why? Your bike is only a 2011 and you should get another 5 years out of it. You want to spend $135 bucks.
The stock battery is very good and will give you a lot of life.
The only poor part about victory is the cables come loose quite often. You can fix that with some star washer you can buy at any hardware store. You want a 1/4" size.
Heck my 08 vision still has the stock battery in it.
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Good thinking on your part "but" why? Your bike is only a 2011 and you should get another 5 years out of it. You want to spend $135 bucks.
The stock battery is very good and will give you a lot of life.
The only poor part about victory is the cables come loose quite often. You can fix that with some star washer you can buy at any hardware store. You want a 1/4" size.
Heck my 08 vision still has the stock battery in it.
I bet you keep yours in the living room in the winter..
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in my experience, the higher the cca, the better made and longer lasting the battery is. usually a lot heavier with more lead. the 440 will start a car but if thats what you want i would get it.
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Had to go with the Extreme Magna Power 310 CCA.
The 440 CCA was a little to large.

Put star washers when I brought XC home for the first time. Good advise!

Thank you all for your assistance in this matter!
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I bet you keep yours in the living room in the winter..
43 Degrees out rode to vote and then up to the city's. 72 miles today.
Why would you be looking for a battery when the bike is only a year old. Bigger battery more horse power and now a 1000 w amp
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Ive cleaned the battery cables to obsession, bent the pins some on the regulator connector per Kevinx, and it still doesn't crank for crap on a cold morning. At 1.5 years, I'm thinking the battery is a PoS.
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