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Discussion in 'Technical' started by SimpleMan_Omen, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. SimpleMan_Omen

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    Some know and have seen the pictures but my battery is dead!!

    Recommend a good battery for me that you have had success with.
     
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    Yep that's what I have and it works
     
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    :agree::stupid: :oldhardlaugh: The starting power is awesome! But if you can't wait for delivery I've had great luck with Harley batteries in the past
     
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    I've added it to my Amazon wish list so I will get it when I can.
     
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    I have to wait any way and I would rather spend the money once. I find that buying better quality (more expensive usually) items saves both my money and temper.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    :yesnod::old2: I have it in mine for a little over a year now and hoping to get at least 3 years like the OEM battery's. Even though the OEM battery was only 270CCA in 07', I believe they learned that shortening the battery plates for cost savings will not give you the longevity or the performance of the battery's mfg back then.
     
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    Aaron, I am running a Braille and if it makes it to August it will be 7 years old. Always on a tender, made it thru this winter and have not had any problems starting on the few rides so far this year. That being said when it does die I am going to give the MX20L - MOTORCYCLE BATTERY a try. I have been in touch with the company because that battery is not listed on their website. They got right back to me and confirmed all the specs on the battery and said the only place they sell that battery is Amazon.

    https://www.braillebattery.com/index.php/braille/product_batteries/b2015
     
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    Yeah, I agree... the intention was not only to save cost, though, but to allow more space below the plates for the lead sulphide build up shorts the plates, but the depth (capacity)of the charge was adversely effected.
     
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    They are a great company to deal with, I ordered a battery 310CCA thru their website which was NOT the 500 CCA, and then I came across the 500CCA on Amazon. I e-mailed them and asked if I could switch my original order to the 500CCA, they said no problem and I received the 500CCA and I load tested it right outta the box 3 times to 500CA's, put it in my bike and it spun it over like no other even before I put a full charge to it.
    I believe the batteries that were made 7-10yrs ago are superior to some made today because of cost cutting. I was reading about one MFG that has started to use taller plates in the 20 series battery case's.
     
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    Sorry, while the battery maybe good, I don't believe that it is 500CCA
    Its hard to imagine that a unknown brand is able to do 500cca when typical for that battery size is 310 - 350 (big boar)
    I believe they have a 500CA but not CCA battery.
    CCA explanation and testing methods. http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_measure_cca_cold_cranking_amp
     
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    I'm using a
    Duracell Ultra AGM Black Case Battery https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/motorcycle/big-dog/k=9/1917cc/2008/cyl10008
    I've had good luck with it till I kill it but they replaced it in warranty with no effort. (left the bike on overnight, didn't get it a full charge obviously and try to start -- must have killed a cell)

    I've used Braille as well and was very happy with them 00 actually in my other bike right now.
     
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    Well Mike, seeing my bike never see's temp's below 50*, I'm very happy with it.
    And if I'm out and about in temps lower than 50*, I turn the heat on if I get cold.
     
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    How does that battery hold up hanging on the wall?
    Do you keep a tender on it?
    :oldrolleyes:
     
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    Outstanding performance, I put it on the tender once a month cause when I'm out in the garage I turn the lights on and the Orange LED's for ambiance, its used kinda like those red lights people have in their game rooms for when they have party's:old2:
     
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    I tested it at 45 degrees right out of the box no overnight charge and it did come up as 500 I'm sure there would be some legal action against the company to falsely advertise as well I was always happy with HD batteries at 310 cca and I can honestly say there is a huge noticeable difference using the throttle x, Braille had 400+ cca how many years ago? It's not that unlikely that a company could produce a 500cca battery with today's modern technology we all know that just about anything is possible nowadays, look at the horsepower these new cars are getting even out of 4 and 6 cylinders, today's performance 4 and 6 will destroy most if not all old school hot rods (stock) so the technology is definitely there
     
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    If it tested at 500CA at 45 degrees, I really doubt it could maintain that at 0, and would have likely had more at that temp.
    This is not to say that its not a good battery for the DOG -- Hell I'm not riding mine when its 0.
    The problem with CCA is there are multiple test methods, most people do not have the facilities to test it and many don't understand it.
    My 310CCA battery at room temp tested at about 480 when I got it the other day.
    So to have a lawsuit you have to have enough complaints, legit testing etc and I just don't believe the consumer market is that attentive to it when most people don't have a clue. The biker market where we are more aware, can't even agree what battery is good -- we got people that love one brand and others who hate it because they had a bad experience. Result -- Use what works for you.
    It would be nice if an independent lab did authoritative tests on the batteries to get the ratings rather then relying on each manufacturer to provide their own numbers. Also there have been cases where marketers that don't know CCA from CA, listed the wrong number.
     
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    I think that the first person who would attempt to legally take down a smaller company for false advertisement would be a larger company that doesn't want to lose market shares.

    The comparative, subjective information that I have received on the topic so far is worth more than the specs advertised.
     
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    I am a Braille supporter B2015. My First Battery lasted 7 years and I don’t keep it on a trickle charger but I do put a trickle charger on anything that sits 3 to 4 weeks including the Big Dog. After the 7 years, I use the battery on a generator.

    If you aren’t happy with the Braille you get. Send it back for a replacement free for the first year and pro-rated the second year.

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