Batteries - Again

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Nigel Allen, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Nigel Allen

    Nigel Allen Guest


    Can anyone recommend a providore of batteries who keeps a reasonable
    range in stock.

    Looking for a YTX12-BS for the ER5 (which /almost/ got to go for it's
    blue slip today) but I also need a new battery for the Suzuki Sierra
    (biggest thing that will fit).

    Preferably north side - I'm in Terrey Hills if that helps.

    Tried Brookvale Batteries ("sorry mate, out of stock") and Battery World
    ("No one can take you call right now").

    Nigel Allen, Jun 10, 2011
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    Diogenes Guest

    Can you wait a few days for delivery? Shop online.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jun 10, 2011
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    Nigel Allen, Jun 10, 2011
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    knobdoodle Guest

    I've bought 3 batteries from Ebay now (3 different bikes) and I'm VERY
    (By the way; last time I measured up the battery compartment and found
    I could fit in a 1" higher-than-standard battery so I went to the
    Yuasa site and trawled through their dimensions and then went to Ebay
    and got a YTX16 instead of the standard YTX14 for a little more
    knobdoodle, Jun 10, 2011
  5. Not your end of town, but I had to replace the same battery (BMW
    F650GS twin) a couple of weeks ago, rang the two local bikeshops, yes
    they both had something at around $90 or so but both were unknown
    cheap brands(unknown quality) and one shop didn't have a clue what
    sort of battery it was.

    The local(Penrith) Battery World had a few to choose from
    100-169-215(brand name AGM). They did me a very good deal on the AGM
    in the end, I want reliability more than cost savings and the bike
    doesn't get ridden on a regular basis so I wanted something that
    should hold its charge when not being ridden (the original Exide was a
    shocker). Yes it does go on a charger regularly, along with its 3
    friends in the garage.

    Alan Pennykid, Jun 10, 2011
  6. Nigel
    I don't know if there is a distributor in Terrey Hills or that area,

    R & J Batteries NSW

    151 Uriarra Rd, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

    TEL: (02) 6299 2733

    but I got a couple of new batteries from a local supplier and they are
    called Motorbatt batteries
    They are great as with a lot of bikes, and cars too, you have to get a
    battery with the terminals in the correct position
    With the Motorbatt, they have two sets of terminals, one either side of the
    battery, so it doesn't matter.
    All you need to have is the right amperage.
    They also have extra panels, which you can take off if the battery will not
    fit into the cradle, or leave them on if the battery is too loose in the

    Look through their pages and give them a call to see if they will send you
    George W Frost, Jun 10, 2011
  7. Looks like they also have a depot warehouse in Wetherill Park
    George W Frost, Jun 10, 2011
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    Bill_h Guest

    I used this mob recently:

    as recommended by someone else on the group. There were great and I had
    the battery in a couple of days.
    Bill_h, Jun 11, 2011
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    Lars Chance Guest

    Gee; their AGM batteries look like a good price!
    Lars Chance, Jun 11, 2011
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    alx Guest

    Yep, the Supercharges are doing just fine in the car too. Heaps of
    grunt, fully sealed.

    Being a calcium battery, a standard charger may not bring them fully
    up to spec (but enough to prevent sulphation) but the car alternator
    will take care of the remainder when driving.

    Allpurpose..I found cheaper ordering direct on their website rather
    than via the ebay shop. Worth doing for many ebay for
    their direct web shop.
    alx, Jun 14, 2011
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    TimC Guest

    For SLA (not Gel) batteries, do they ship them with acid in, or do you
    have to acquire some yourself?

    Also, is there a Gel or AGM alternative for the good ol' CB10L-B2 used
    in the Suzuki GS500? Looks like the MB10U Motobatt might suit.
    TimC, Jul 17, 2011
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    Bill_h Guest

    Send them an email, I found them quite helpful with questions.

    cheers, Bill

    And where did the Bruce come from? Am I being whooshed?
    Bill_h, Jul 17, 2011
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    Lars Chance Guest

    They come with a little foil 6-bottle actid-pack that you invert and
    push down and it fills each cell precisely.

    If you want an SLA the YTX10L-BS seems to be right. (the L denotes a
    left-hand vent-pipe but SLA has no vent-pipe so no probs)!
    Lars Chance, Jul 19, 2011
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    Lars Chance, Jul 19, 2011
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