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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-15-2016, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Default Best battery replacement?

I need a new battery for my 2011 XC, any suggestions as to best and/or EASIEST replacement ?, also, I assume it's pretty straightforward as far as DIY ?, I was going to do it during my 5000 mile service, but I'm reading that I don't need to really do that service with a dealer, just to do an oil change? I know these may have been answered already in previous threads but I didn't immediately find a lot, so I'm posting this thread myself.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2016, 01:48 PM
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Look up our video on changing the front spoiler. It will show you how to get to the battery.
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my battery lasted 8 years. Didn't think twice went and bought another Yuasa. Bike sits on tender for 5 months in the winter
Your bike isn't that old and miles don't count on battery life.

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Funny, I have a 2011 XC as well and have to replace the battery. Starts the bike fine but can't get it to 100% charged. Guess a cell is gone or going. Don't want to take a chance on a ride far away from home this summer so I opted to just replace it. Went with same WPS maintenance free battery sold on the website.


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Yuasa as others suggested ... Cheap and good quality ... So you got more money on POWER or BLING ... ha ha

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Just ordered a Yuasa for my 2011.Original was still starting bike but didnt want to take the chance of being caught out.
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Originally Posted by ftwflh View Post
Just ordered a Yuasa for my 2011.Original was still starting bike but didnt want to take the chance of being caught out.
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these are AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries we are talking aren't they?
Going on previous discussions thats what Ive ordered for my 2010 Vegas.

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I went with one of the Yuasa GYZ series batteries they come filled from the factory and have built-in brass nuts in the posts and can be found online for about a hundred bucks shipped.
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