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    Low Cost Gel Battery

    Got to be good for 30 with 1 year warranty ?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerline...AAAOSw9mpZ7yXI
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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    I can't help thinking buy cheap buy twice, but Tayna aren't too bad a brand in all fairness.

    Been trying to find bad reviews of them online and actually they get pretty good ratings, might be worth a punt afterall at that price.

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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    I tried one in late summer and come winters end it wouldn't accept a charge

    A year at best i would suggest but unless you are in the AA or carry one of the little jumper units its the potential associated costs if it were to let you down that i would consider
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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    +13
    This is where my money would be going
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F400645945140
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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    I tried one in late summer and come winters end it wouldn't accept a charge
    That's a shame, sounds like "buy cheap, buy twice" applies in this case too then.

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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by wild32 View Post
    +13
    This is where my money would be going
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F400645945140
    Well spotted !
    Yuasa are a top brand and definitley worth the extra 13 in my experience.
    GEL batteries have obviously dropped in price, as they were around 75 not too long ago.
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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    Are Yuasa not OEM fitment?

    Damn good batteries that is for sure and as you say Pete, they were an arm and a leg not too long ago (i wonder if its advancement in Lithium technology that has driven the price down?)
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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    Are Yuasa not OEM fitment?
    Think so, I know it is on my FZ1 and when the battery died on it I changed to a Mottobatt to save a few quid and was soon made to regret it as I think I only got 2 years out of it before the battery failed and had electrolyte leaking out of the terminal posts. Moved back to a Yuasa and it has been great ever since.

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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    I know this is not a gel battery, but i am interested in purchasing one of these as I am going to fabricate a lightweight battery holder out of billet to hold it.
    Has anyone tried one of these?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LITHIUM-Ka...19.m1438.l2649

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    Re: Low Cost Gel Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephrex View Post
    I know this is not a gel battery, but i am interested in purchasing one of these as I am going to fabricate a lightweight battery holder out of billet to hold it.
    Has anyone tried one of these?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LITHIUM-Ka...19.m1438.l2649
    Lithium batteries are good for certain things, but you have to ask why you want to change. Is it just to save a little weight and space, and if so is it really worth it. For track riders it can be a big thing, for road riding not really a big deal.

    They suffer more in the cold weather and so on cold days need "warming up" to get them to put out enough current to start the bike, usually leaving the lights on for a bit helps.

    Also the Amp Hours is tiny compared to a lead acid battery. That's why they state it in Watt Hours on the side so it's not so obviously down on a standard battery.

    Forget what they say about using your normal charger. If you use a smart charger, it wont take it up to the correct voltage as it will stop at 12.8V (ish) as it would with a lead acid, whereas a Li ion needs to go up to something like 13-14V. Therefore you need to buy a proper Li battery charger to maintain them properly. If you have a lot of accessories they will also take their toll and the battery wont be able to keep up.

    For light use in summer or track days etc, they are great, but for normal road use I don't see the point in them just to save a couple of kilo's, especially on a bike like the ZRX which isn't trying to be a razor sharp lightweight sports bike.

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