Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Thanks for all the replies and advice people
Damocles, I agree that any battery recommended by a decent retailer or brand would be suitable. In my internet search I did find many that were suitable. However, as I said, I couldn't find the CCA for the OEM, and I wanted to make a comparison on CCA.
The original is an unsealed lead-acid battery. I agree that a few CCA doesn't really matter. However, the CCAs range from 175 to 260 or so, that is a fair bit of difference. Though I must say that the difference is reflected in the price.
MR Zappo, I have looked at Yuasa Batteries. They seem fair value for money. I believe the yusa batteries sell under different brands. I think saw more than one brand with the same letters and numbers on the battery.
Pdwestman, that is very interesting about the size of the battery. I can get the original battery from my local Kawasaki outlet for $7 more than the cheapest local option, not counting no name brands and such.
Having said that, I cleaned my terminals and starter motor connections, topped up the electrolyte and the battery is working fine again. I suppose it is getting on due for replacement, but not just yet. When I do replace it, I think I'll go for the OEM. Price is a factor for me. The sealed batteries, gel batteries and such get more expensive. The difference in size is something to consider too.
Thanks again for your advice guys, this is a great forum