Yuasa YTZ7S(F) OEM battery ?
Posted August 14, 2012 - 12:22 PM
Looking online I only see the "(F)" version from one place, an ebay seller. I see a lot of them without the "(F)" and some that say "MF".
Will all of these work fine? Or does the "(F)" make a difference somehow?
What do you guys use?
Posted August 14, 2012 - 12:57 PM
i put a Shorai lithium in mine. Its lighter and ive never had to put it on a tender. It cranks strong all day and Ive had it for over a year now.
I was just looking at those. Only 1 1/4 lb for $110 shipped sounds good.
I'll order it tomorrow morning, unless somebody says something bad about them. (I've seen the red brand catch fire.)
Posted August 14, 2012 - 05:33 PM
I had to twist my rubber strap a few times to tighten it snug.
Posted August 14, 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:00 AM
You should think $30 and what, 1/4 lb, is it worth it?
Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:32 AM
Edited by Chas_M, August 15, 2012 - 10:34 AM.
Posted August 15, 2012 - 11:58 AM
The TurnTech Li battery (www.turntechbattery.com) is as good or better than the Shorai battery. They are a drop in fit for the YTZ7S battery. The $99 TurnTech battery is equivalent to the high dollar Shorai battery.
Thanks for telling me about those. Off to KTMtalk for a bit of reading.....
Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:23 AM
It comes with foam to fit in the battery box, I had it mounted and going in no time and it looks cool, er well if anyone ever sees your bike without the seat on..
Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:46 AM
My Turntech battery crapped out and I bought a Shorai.
That is very unusual. How old was the TT battery? I had a fairly new Shorai battery in my street bike that went bad. Shorai replaced it under warranty. I have run TT 5 Ah batteries in two of my bikes and the engines have never failed to E-start. The first bike was my '04 KTM 525 (540) EXC with hi comp piston. When I recently sold the bike, the TT battery was still performing like new after 14,000 miles and over 6 years of use. My current '08 KTM 250 (HTR 350) XCF-W has had a 5 Ah TT battery almost since the bike was new. The TT battery still functions perfectly after over 4 years of use. Neither battery has ever required external 'tending'.
Posted August 18, 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted August 19, 2012 - 04:30 AM
I still have one Turntech in another bike that's holding up fine. It's one of the old shrink wrapped batteries.
Posted August 19, 2012 - 07:12 AM
The price was $110 shipped, vs $138 for the best price I found on the big Shorai. The warranty is only 6 months for the Turntech, vs 24 months for the Shorai. I guess I'll have to cross my fingers on that...
Posted August 19, 2012 - 12:42 PM