Smaller Battery

14 replies to this topic
  • adamwagar

Posted February 17, 2003 - 04:42 AM


We need a high capacity, lightweight, miniture battery. :)

  • fershy

Posted February 17, 2003 - 06:28 AM


What are the specs for the OEM battery? Amp Output, weight, size (LWH)?
I'll see what I can find out.

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted February 17, 2003 - 09:28 AM


What for?

  • adamwagar

Posted February 17, 2003 - 10:05 AM




.............................. L-4 7/16, W-2 3/4, H-4 1/8

Metric Conversion:. L-113, W-70, H-105

...............................4.6 LBS, 0.6 AMP, 130 CCA

  • Dutch

Posted February 17, 2003 - 11:27 AM



  • adamwagar

Posted February 17, 2003 - 12:00 PM


Cool site. Whats up with the $500 minimum order???

  • Dutch

Posted February 17, 2003 - 12:10 PM

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This is the place to ask that question

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  • adamwagar

Posted February 18, 2003 - 03:56 AM


fershy, you still looking into it? :)

  • fershy

Posted February 18, 2003 - 05:01 AM


Adam, Dutch sort of beat my to the punch on that PowerSonic link. That was going to be my recommendation. Anyway, I am surprised to see that the rating on the OEM is only .8 amp. You could go with a PS1212, save yourself 3 lbs, and have a battery that packs 50% more wallop. Talk about bang for you buck, shaving 3 lbs for only about $30! Don't worry about DC's $500 minimum, these guys are wholesalers. Check out either Electronic or Battery specialty shops in your area. Should be no problem sourcing a Powersonic. These babies are Gell cells, sealed, and can be mounted in any position. I use a .8 amp PS 1208 in my WR400 for the dual sport kit and I have a PS1252 in my RG500.

  • adamwagar

Posted February 18, 2003 - 06:22 AM


Being thats weight mounted high in the chassis, 3 lbs would be a bunch. Are the batteries only $30?

RG500??? COOL bike. You Canadians get all the good stuff.

  • Storbeck

Posted February 08, 2008 - 07:40 PM


Alright, this is digging up a really old post but it seemed too good to be true, I'm surprised this didn't raise more interest in the first place.

So it looks like I can take 3 pounds off my WR with this battery, it has a higher amp hour rating, and searching online, it looks like it costs about $20??!! This just CAN'T be true. What's the catch?

Any battery experts out there?

Fershy, you still around?

  • Storbeck

Posted February 08, 2008 - 08:10 PM


Hmm, appears that the stock battery is 6.0 amp hour, not .6 amp hour. I knew it couldn't be true.

  • William1

Posted February 09, 2008 - 03:31 AM


Might be able to source a battery battery but at a price. Typically, a smaller lighter or higher capacity is commensurate with price. Just like wives, skinny N hot = expensive. There are suppliers (aerospace) of real nice batteries but they are horribly expensive.

  • pgeier

Posted February 10, 2008 - 06:03 AM


Give this place a try.

  • SID013

Posted February 14, 2008 - 11:11 PM


Ballards in Oz have a lightweight battery kit. Don't know where they get it from. Page from catalogue attached. Their website is

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