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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just a heads-up – A Vic dealer was spinnin’ a yellow battery that was being pimped as better, longer warranty and cheaper than the OEM. It has a Jacksonville address on the side of the battery so I said WTF. Got home and it didn’t fit without bending the mounting bracket. Hit the switch and no power - I thought I fried something – began checking fuses. After an hour of elimination there was a short in the terminal whereas it would not power up without wiggling the ground. Furthermore, on the bottom of the box, it was made in China. I exchanged it for a “lesser quality” made in the USA and I am good to go.

Just beware. This is totally my fault for not checking the country of origin. Vic dealers are not created equal.

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Return that crap! If the dealer won't take it talk to the owner.

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I'm too poor to be cheap.

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There are dry batteries coming out that fit our bikes that do look promising. Supposedly lasts longer and don't need recharging for up to a year plus have more amperage to spin the starter.

I'll be looking into one of these when the time comes for a new battery but hopefully it will be a couple more years so these new batteries have more time to prove themselves - so to speak.

Here's one example
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BBob - i think you're right. When one of my batteries get weak, I'll try one.

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