Thread: Go with OEM or aftermarket?
02-16-2015, 11:10 AM #1
Go with OEM or aftermarket?
Gonna change out my Battery on my fossil. I figure that with 8 good solid starting years under my belt... I owe it to the ski,sea tow,and my peace of mind.
Tell ya what.... Basic maintenance and proper battery handling goes a long way.. Spring cant come soon enough...... cept, for those NY's who moved to Florida.... he knows who he is...
02-16-2015, 01:23 PM #2
The Yausa battery Kawasaki carries is good, but a Deka or other similar Glass mat battery is just as good. Check Ebay for the best prices with Free shipping !!
02-17-2015, 12:53 AM #3
Thanks for the reply...
I'll look into it.... I've had good luck with the OEM kawi battery so I think i'll be good.
02-17-2015, 09:51 AM #4
Hey change of subject for a moment,how do you like that Riva plate,how was speed and handling compared to stock,did you get some #s with and without that 2* wedge?
02-17-2015, 10:28 AM #5
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Milwaukee WI
Definitely get a Deka made AGM. The major auto parts chains carry them under their house brand name. The Duralast Gold from Auto Zone is one such battery.
02-17-2015, 11:31 AM #6
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
AGM provides strong starting power, very tough internal design, will never leak, withstands vibration, lasts for years.
The Deka made product can be identified by the unique battery post design and the Deka AGM style red plastic battery cap.
02-19-2015, 12:47 AM #7
Sorry for late reply.. I like the Riva plate very much.. I did not have much time on the ski when it was stock... I bought it used with 10 hours on it and sadly those hours were on a glass smooth lake. I had the plate on the ski within 14 hrs. Handling is more important to me than speed. I can tell you that the ski did seem to handle a tad better than with the new plate but on a glass smooth lake everything is fast. The point is to be fast and handle well on rough water. I believe I had it up to 70 at one time BUT I HAVE NO PROOF. Same lake, 1/4 tank of fuel and believe it I had a tail wind... I was racing another guy who had a GPS,I was keeping up with him for a good long time during WOT... We saw a water cop - rather he saw us so we backed off... To tell you the truth it was close race.
02-19-2015, 12:48 AM #8
Thanks for all of the information on Batteries....
I'll have a look round!
02-20-2015, 12:38 AM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
That weather back there Giguchan . . . I feel guilty telling you I was riding around last weekend out here w/ no Wetsuit; just shorts and a Lifejacket. Hopefully you get to Spring soon! JB
02-20-2015, 12:51 AM #10
That's sounds like a good time. I hope so too... waiting patiently
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