Thread: Check out this battery!
06-21-2010, 10:00 AM #1
Check out this battery!
I don't know if this battery is any good but I paid almost double for a good battery from batterymart.com and I was getting a good price from them. What do you guys think? I am thinking of buying one as a backup.
06-21-2010, 11:44 AM #2
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- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
That is A good question, maybe K447 can give advise on this...
Price is RIGHT!! Almost too good.
06-21-2010, 11:54 AM #3
I bought one of those. My wonderfull friend stole it for his MSX 140- M ******** ! **** !!!!!
Seems to work well . They are not sealed from the factory-but do come with an acid pack. Time will tell if it lasts.
Note; the battery wasn't exactly the same dimensions as a Polaris, thinner.
06-21-2010, 11:56 AM #4
I think I just directed Xlint to Batterymart.com last week for two batteries he purchased. I am actually hoping this thing isn't worth the risk because he could have saved some cash.
06-21-2010, 12:00 PM #5
06-21-2010, 01:18 PM #6
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- near Toronto, Canada
When you self fill the acid, there is the possibility of tiny air pockets being trapped within the glass matting. These bubbles will reduce the battery's effective capacity and strength.
A factory sealed AGM battery is acid filled in a production line environment and the manufacturer can use pressure and vacuum to ensure a proper and accurate acid saturation of the glass matting.
You also have the issue of working with liquid sulfuric acid, which is not my favorite activity.
A genuine Odyssey PC625 is rated at 480-625 Cranking Amps, while this cheaper battery is rated at 275 CCA.
Given the way specs are often over-stated by battery sellers, I would guess this cheap and generic eBay battery has about 1/2 the real starting power of an Odyssey.
Being 2 pounds lighter and thinner would also suggest it has less battery tucked inside that case. More weight means more lead+acid = more battery capacity.
A top shelf AGM battery might cost about $100, but it will last for years.
Amortized over multiple years, the per-ride cost to have an excellent battery behind that start button is worth something to me.
06-21-2010, 01:33 PM #7
That being said........I just saved myself some bucks by not clicking the "Buy Now" icon.
06-21-2010, 09:53 PM #8
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06-22-2010, 01:59 AM #9
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any body thought what it might mean to get one from walmart for 50 $ i mean sure it might last you 1-2 season might even squeeze 2-3 seasons out of it
but in my experience my sealed battery only lasted 2 seasons granted i didnt battery tend it or store it inside in a warm house but my shop was semi heated never got below 40* because of plumbing but still and
it had a 6 month warranty completely useless if i have a problem next season
because we all know if someone buys this in may or april they are not going to be riding in october or november plus they never go bad in the that short little warranty period
and i had experience bad issues with the acid filled ones with my quad but they only had 30 day warranties from advanced auto parts , both of which lasted a year no battery tend , temps rangeing from 15*-104*
so in my closing ramble unless your going to buy 120 $ oddesy dont go to the median , just get 50 $ fill'r up and ruin the environment or spend the big bucks and get a 2 year warranty ,
06-22-2010, 05:33 AM #10
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