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Need advise on buying a new battery for my SV650:

1.MAKE
Looking for a reliable, good quality battery, hear YUASA is the best.

2.TYPE:
YTX-12BS
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YTX9-BS (cheaper)

3.WHERE to buy?

Please help, thanks in advance!
PS: Planning to install myself, so do not recommend taking it to the dealer or bike mechanic shop
 

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Thanks xnoahx, I will look into the GPS brand battery, its almost half the price of Yuasa
 

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Need advise on buying a new battery for my SV650:

1.MAKE
Looking for a reliable, good quality battery, hear YUASA is the best.

2.TYPE:
YTX-12BS
or
YTX9-BS (cheaper)

3.WHERE to buy?

Please help, thanks in advance!
PS: Planning to install myself, so do not recommend taking it to the dealer or bike mechanic shop
Your bike is a 2007 why do you need a new battery?? I got my 02 used back in Aug 04 with a Yusa battery in it. It's still in my bike today with 45k miles on it too. What are you doing wrong??
 

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Your bike is a 2007 why do you need a new battery?? I got my 02 used back in Aug 04 with a Yusa battery in it. It's still in my bike today with 45k miles on it too. What are you doing wrong??
It gets colder in DE than Fl. If the OP left it in the bike all winter in storage I am not surprised it needs replaced.
 

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thats right, the bike was never used since last summer, was stored in NY winter.

I just bought it. Tried recharging the battery, but it doesn't hold the charge.
So looking to buy a new one.
 

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Here's the website I used to buy my new battery, I'd strongly recommend them. Great customer support and very fast shipping!

http://www.tristatebattery.com/product_info.php?cPath=36_96_112&products_id=731

BTW Motocross is the house brand of Yuasa, they're made in the same factory, except Motocross is cheaper to buy. When my battery came the battery itself and the sulfuric acid had Yuasa labels on them.
 

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It gets colder in DE than Fl. If the OP left it in the bike all winter in storage I am not surprised it needs replaced.
If that's what happens I'd go down every weekend and run my bike for 20mins so I wouldn't have to worry about that or remove it, keep it inside my warm home with a tender on it.
 

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Stay with a 12AH batt. The 8AH batt i had,wasn't good for many starts around town.
If you go to 4 stores a mile apart,it will let you down.
 

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What brand you buy doesn't mean zilch. Keep a batt. tender on it ALL THE TIME and it will last for years.
 

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If that's what happens I'd go down every weekend and run my bike for 20mins so I wouldn't have to worry about that or remove it, keep it inside my warm home with a tender on it.
Well I agree leaving it in the bike in winter storage is a bad idea unless it's hooked to a battery tender. I pull my battery every winter and bring it inside. Mine is the original battery and is 4 years old now and it seems to be still strong.
 

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thanks, I will go with the 12AH battery instead of the 9AH.

Still looking where & which brand to buy, now preferring to buy directly from a store instead of online, so I can start installing this weekend...


Stay with a 12AH batt. The 8AH batt i had,wasn't good for many starts around town.
If you go to 4 stores a mile apart,it will let you down.
 

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