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Best replacement battery for 2007 Big Dog K9

Discussion in 'General' started by Brock, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. pknowles

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    That pretty much sucks. At least most of us can drive to a local Harley shop to pick up a fresh battery.
     
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    I tried telling that to many people.. same here, we use deka batteries in our shop and they make a lot of the manufacturers batteries and buying from them saves a bit.. my deka was about 96 after tax.. no battery tender or n e of that s hit needed
     
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    i use a car battery 465 CCA .... I been running it for 5 years now and i don't use a trickle charger

    tomioka-racing-tr-b1500-lightweight-racing-battery.jpg
     
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    I've used Braille twice, didn't like waiting around for delivery, went Batteries Plus store right down the street, had the bike up and running in 45 min from start to finish, they have Duracell 24 month free replacement at $124, so far working out well for me in Fla heat.
     
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    That looks interesting, how'd it fit?, I'll look it up for price and where it's sold,, Thanks, worth lookin at.
     
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    I have been through two TR batteries in four years never again.
     
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    Bought a Braille in Jan '14 when I bought my '05 Mastiff.....it's still going. I keep it on a tender since I don't ride it much anymore. But it's still going.


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    I've got 2 brailles and without a doubt they have been the best battery I have put in a Motorcycle since I got my first bike in 2003.

    I've torn up just about everything else in 1yr or less with both my Big Dog and my BMC. (Harley, Interstate, walmart specials, and a Lithium) - Haven't used the TR racing (Tomioka Racing, although from my limited checking, I'd bet they are actually relabled Braille units, don't think a small company with a mailing address of a UPS Store is really making batteies. But I can neither confirm or deny this)

    Basically -- get whatever you can afford and see what works for you -- As you can tell from the thread, there is NO clear concise winner -- every brand out there you can probably find someone here who's gotten great results as well as someone who had miserable results.

    The bottom line is - We need better battery technology! Someone needs to make a cold fusion reactor -- that's the ticket -- then we can skip the engine and just get a sound effects set for the riders that need their bike to "sound right" going down the road.
     
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    Well of course I mouthed off last night and this morning the Braille wouldn't start the dog -- karma is a bitch. Although I must admit - I do have a tendency to forget to put it on the trickle charger when I park it in the my trailer/garage.

    So I figured it out, had that battery about 2 yrs -- overall a wash, either pay more and get longer life or use cheapy doesn't seem to really effect the value if you do price/life.

    Just saw on walmart.com battery for 54.50 with free shipping AGM 310CCA, Hell for that price I might just buy 2 now and use one and keep the other stored for whenever. Might go for the Duracell at 125 with 2yr warranty just because I can pick it up ASAP.
     
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    I have bought the ES20LB battery you pour Acid in yourself it's listed for $78 but after core it's like $65. Replace them every spring and ride.

    Keep the receipt in your tool roll and then if anything ever happens on the road there is always usually a Walmart somewhere if you need to replace. Which is another reason I Kinda like it.

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