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Old 05-24-2017, 05:19 AM
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My 1997 'Taxi' was bought December 2004.

New Exide battery fitted Dec 2004.

It's just expired - after 12 1/2 years . . .
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:29 AM
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My dads K100 1989 OEM battery gave way in (I think) 1998 or 99.....
10 years of reliable service.
The New Mexico heat was probably what shortened its lifespan though.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:27 PM
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Re: Is this a record?

Just took the RS out for its first gallop this year.

New battery puts out the ABS-check warning lamps as soon as the wheel turns - never seen that happen before.

The way this 20 year old brick goes is quite remarkable - am sure it will still be going strong when my slant K is in a skip.

Respect to the engineers of der Vaterland.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:06 AM
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Anyone know the price difference between an Exide (sp) and an Odyssey?
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My '03's battery just retired last year. The next battery lasted 6 months. It was defective. Warrantied it and fingers crossed for another at least 10 years.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:23 PM
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That's fantastic!! I have a 98'KRS and I had a Wesco battery New in 2006. Replaced it with a identical battery in 2015 and it still holds a charge! I replaced it just because, prior to a BRP trip. I kept it on a Batttery Tender in the off months. ( winter in northern Michigan)🙄
No complaints here!! Good onya!!
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Re: Is this a record?

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Anyone know the price difference between an Exide (sp) and an Odyssey?
I looked this up an exide about 180 usd and no direct fitment for odyssey
I had an odyssey once and it was about the same I think but the smallest they had so a larger format to fit your bike may be outrageous
it had a cell that swelled up crazy big and the battery shorted out
cranked the bike over like a bastard though stout little battery but had short service life
due no doubt to me leaving the ignbition on twice and flattening it dead
it only came back to 90% charge after that
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:12 AM
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Anyone know the price difference between an Exide (sp) and an Odyssey?
Just purchased Odyssey 680 and adapter brackets from Battery Mart. 109.95 and 5.95 for adapters, received the battery the next day with free shipping via FedEx. Straightened bracket and made short leg about 1/4 inch longer for the positive terminal. Extremely happy with fit.

Still trying to figure if my Battery Tender Plus should be used on the Odyssey battery. It is not listed on the Odyssey approved chargers. Anyone use a Battery Tender Plus on the Odyssey 680 with negative results? Attached is a link with replys from Odyssey and Deltran.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...er-junior.html
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