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adamwagar

Smaller Battery

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fershy,

...............................AH6

.............................. 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

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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.

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fershy

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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