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Sep 22nd 2016, 05:40 PM   #1
  Mar 2016
  Spokane, WA

  2009 Yamaha R1
Need a new battery. Any suggestions

Hi, I am in need of a new battery. I have a 09 yamaha r1. I bought a supposed to be direct replacement lithium battery today on my way home from work but it is to big. I like the idea of better battery life / lighter weight lithium. But anyone have any suggestions on a lithium or lead acid that is decent. Thank you.
Sep 22nd 2016, 07:13 PM   #2
 Suzuki Stevo's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
AGM, I just replace a 9 year old one that still cranked fine, Battery Tender Jr from day one, I just figured 9 years is plenty, when a MC battery crank is the same as it eva was, the next one is death
Sep 22nd 2016, 07:39 PM   #3
 TREX600's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
Try 1-800-362-5397 Merlin Or 97532
Sep 22nd 2016, 09:42 PM   #4
 SXVINWA's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Just my opinion, but unless you are racing and trying to chop weight a lithium battery is not worth the extra expense. A generic lead acid battery is a lot cheaper, but also not the way to go. Usually the cheap battery only lasts for one or two years. For best results I believe buying a Yuasa battery is the way to go; it will cost you a bit more than the competition but if you follow the instructions for initial charging (if it isn't factory sealed) you can expect to get plenty of years of reliable use. There is a reason many manufacturers use them as OEM. I got twelve years of service out of my OEM Yuasa in my RC51 before I retired it.
Sep 23rd 2016, 03:42 AM   #5
 Arnbo's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
It comes down to,How much money do you want to spend? Pacific Battery Has Cheap Batteries......But remember you get you pay for ,...usually.09 R1 Spend the Money!!
Sep 23rd 2016, 06:32 AM   #6
 Slamster's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  Like I need Lessons
Sorry you got sold the wrong size. The seller should at least help you out with the purchase of the correct battery, maybe even give a full refund or direct swap to the right size.
From the microfiche - Battery Assy (Yuasa Ytz10s) 5VY-82100-00-00
Sep 23rd 2016, 07:05 AM   #7
 Mikeames's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
I've had good luck with the Yuasa maintenance free AGM batteries. As mentioned above, a little more money (usually) but worth it.
On a trip recently I stopped at Autozone (in a pinch) to buy a battery for my FJR1300 and the one they listed for my application was almost an inch too wide. They refunded my money. Lesson: check fit before filling and charging (if not precharged).
Bought a Yuasa online when I got home for less than Autozone wanted for their brand.
Look up your application on Yuasa's site then search online is my recommendation. Beware of other brand that are "equivalent to Yuasa # xxxxxx".
Sep 23rd 2016, 07:59 AM   #8
 elSueco's Avatar
  Feb 2016

  ZX14 Barking Spider
I've put lithium batteries in two other bikes. One a Shorai, and the other a Battery Tender. Honestly, I didn't notice a lot of difference between lithium and lead as far as starting went. I didn't let either of them sit so long that the longer charge holding made any difference either.

Lithium batteries are amazingly light. I like that the Battery Tender one is also very small, and can be swapped among different bikes.

The Barking Spider is in dire need of a new battery, so I was considering all of this myself recently. I was leaning toward the Battery Tender because of the small size, but a couple unflattering photos on Amazon of burned out batteries kinda turned me off.

A friend ordered the cheapest possible lead battery off Amazon several months ago and hasn't been let down by it. The reviews are generally very positive on those. So, I ended up spending $43 instead of $110 or so for the lithium or $75 for the Yuasa.

Battery arrives today, and I'll throw it on the tender tonight before installing it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Sep 23rd 2016, 08:38 AM   #9
 SmokeyMcNug's Avatar
  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
Got a duracell ultra from batteries plus and have had no issues. little taller than stock but it did fit without mods.
Sep 23rd 2016, 09:54 AM   #10
 GPD323's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway Get an AGM and use a battery tender when it sits. AGM's take no special needs charging wise and are very powerful

I use the BigCranks in all my bikes.
Sep 24th 2016, 12:02 PM   #11
 PeteN95's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I've had a Shorai in my SV for over 5 years now, very happy with it, haven't had to do anything to it since. It cranks slow when it is very cold out, but either leave the headlight on for a while or just keep cranking and it gets faster.
Sep 24th 2016, 12:28 PM   #12
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

+1 Yuasa.
Data shows useful lithium ion battery energy, charging efficiency, reliability, and life decreases sharply below freezing and above 100 F.

AGM battery life degrades above 120F and they are sensitive to overcharging. Standard lead acid batteries have a better chance of making it past 4 years.

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Sep 24th 2016, 12:37 PM   #13
  Sep 2016
  Marysville, WA

I just put an EarthX lithium battery in my bike. Much lighter than stock and cranks faster. You don't need a special charger either.
Sep 26th 2016, 10:18 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016



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