Battery for old CBR600

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Puddin' Man, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Puddin' Man

    Puddin' Man Guest

    Need Battery for 1987 Honda CBR600 (original "Hurricane"). Old Yuasa batt. is MF YTX9-BS

    Amazon has:

    1.) Yuasa Maintenance Free Battery - YTX9-BS YUAM329BS by Yuasa $55.92

    2.) Yuasa YUAM329BS YTX9-BS Battery by Yuasa (May 30, 2012) $49.50

    3.) Etc, etc

    What is the difference between 1.) and 2.)?

    What is the best buy?


    "Law Without Equity Is No Law At All. It Is A Form Of Jungle Rule."
    Puddin' Man, Nov 13, 2012
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  2. Puddin' Man

    Mark Olson Guest

    The price?
    Assuming they are both exactly the same battery... at a guess,
    whichever one you can buy at a cheaper total price, when the shipping
    cost is added.

    You may also wish to consider the seller's reputation and the potential
    for any hassles should it turn out to be necessary to return the

    It seems that many battery sellers advertise genuine brand name
    batteries but deliver a so-called equivalent aftermarket battery. So
    I would take great care, if you seem to be able to buy a brand name
    sealed Yuasa battery for a significantly cheaper price than another
    vendor, that it is in fact a genuine Yuasa battery.

    I've personally had decent luck with Yuasa sealed batteries. The
    bargain brand non-sealed batteries seem to be more or less
    interchangeable and don't last longer than a couple of years in
    my experience. I haven't had much experience with off-brand sealed
    batteries so I can't recommend them or warn against them.

    In other words, caveat emptor.
    Mark Olson, Nov 13, 2012
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