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@bike kid Can you say where you're looking? Because every one I look up is about on par with US prices or better?



That's an AGM type ^ and is 54 euro = 60 USD


And this is a google result for YTX14-BS AGM battery, in USD

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Unless I'm missing something, UK seems better?
 

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Batteries made where???...FWIW...Yuasa is affiliated with several other brands e.g. Century for production..but keep in mind you cant compare prices of made in USA and UK directly with made in China on ebay or thru resellers.....
I doubt any Yuasa battery is "bad".... but there is some differences.....
 

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I listed the wrong battery in my last post, The Battery Shop in the UK shows the correct Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS as being made in the USA, but is on back order for 70 euros. The other YTX14AH-BS they have in stock has the terminals on opposite sides, it could maybe be worked with. Pickup in Swindon.

Groves Batteries: Car Batteries Online | Motorbike Batteries shows the Yuasa YTX14AHL-BS in stock for $78 euros, same made in USA picture but it's the stock photo from Yuasa's website. Pickup in Cheltenham

Halford's only has the YTX14AH-BS (opposite terminals) listed for sale at 74 euro

70 Euros = 78 USD. MSRP on that battery is £123 (from Yuasa's website) which is $137 USD.

I can't find any of the Yuasa ytx14 AGM batteries with origins other than USA. Their cheaper lead acid batteries are not labeled.

Not that hard to ring a shop and ask for country of origin though. There is a Yuasa manufacturing plant in the UK but I can't easily tell what batteries they make there.
 

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I put an off brand sealed lead acid battery in the 650 over 4yrs ago,,30$ and still starts the bike. It's mainly charging the new battery and keeping it charged that helps them last.
 

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I bought a Chinese lead acid battery from ebay.

It took 3 days to have two cells collapse.

Replaced with an AGM that is still going strong after 6 years or so - even after several lengthy periods of non activity without being on a tender.
 

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Most AGMs will need similar top-up charge to VRLA...bout every 3 months or so will generally do it......assuming your average temp is below 30celcius in the "shed"....
 

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I've never bothered putting the thingy on a tender.

I started it a week or so back while my brother was here after a fair period of inactivity. It started right up.

I'll never use a conventional lead acid battery again. One of those would have been dead and irretrievable several times over by now.

At my local battery dealer AGMs have come down in price to just dollars over conventional lead acid.
 

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Yup agree...some time ago I used to spend 6to8 weeks or so outta Oz at a time regularly..with AGM no tender needed....voltmeter showed no point in "top up" when back to home...
 

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Took them a couple days, but figured I'd put it here in case anyone was curious^

Which means if they're charging 70 euro/78 USD they're actually selling them for a smidge less than American retailers are (low price here is about 80ish USD, typically north of 90 though) even though they're imported.
 

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Took them a couple days, but figured I'd put it here in case anyone was curious^

Which means if they're charging 70 euro/78 USD they're actually selling them for a smidge less than American retailers are (low price here is about 80ish USD, typically north of 90 though) even though they're imported.
I nearly always buy from The Battery Shop in Swindon - it's only 40 miles/45 minutes away. They are always competitive on price and very helpful, but as a customer I already know which battery I need. The only time I buy elsewhere is from Halfords - also genuine Yuasa - but only if they are very competitive on price and I need it immediately (they are only 10 miles away, but I enjoy the longer ride to Swindon despite the fact it'll probably cost more once I've added in fuel...).
 
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