I need a new battery - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 47
I need a new battery

Any reason not to go with a sealed battery vs. an add water type?
Northman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 06-07-2008, 11:25 PM
4th Gear
 
DXKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 1,980
Sealed, Non Maintenance is highly recommended. Put it in and forget it.

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

Best Auto/Moto Insurance | Motorcycle Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
DXKLR is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 06-08-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northman View Post
Any reason not to go with a sealed battery vs. an add water type?
I went with a Sears Diehard gold - sealed. Was a bit more then the Yuasa via mail, but I needed it and figure there is always a Sears around if I need to warranty it.

been good to go - got it in March

Sean
Florida Marine is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 Old 06-08-2008, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 47
Thanks guys.
Northman is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 06-09-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northman View Post
Any reason not to go with a sealed battery vs. an add water type?
When I bought my 08 I had them change to a maintenance free before I took it home. I have no use for lead/acid batteries, especially in something that can end up laying on its side.
Puyallup1214 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 06-09-2008, 10:15 PM
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 815
I drained/filled my stock battery 3 times before it finally quit functioning properly. Got the sealed one from Battery's Plus that is an exact size replacement and wondered why I didn't do it from day one. I now consider the battery swap to be the first mod anyone should do. It's cheap enough and a far better battery. Especially if your bike experiences frequent naps while offroading like mine used to do it's first year. I also think a lot of water was evaporated during really hot weather.

There is another option available that adds more amps, but has to be turned sideways and some retrofitting is needed to make it work. Not my choice, but many do it.
TheWanderer is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 05-28-2009, 07:37 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 25
My 08 KLR (bought in Oct '08) works with stock battery until yesterday it just hadn't any more power to crank start the bike. So far I had twice refill the water level and found like any others, the stock battery just runs dry quickly. Time to get maintenence free battery. Ride Far Ride Safe
amzahsulaiman is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 05-29-2009, 02:29 AM
2nd Gear
 
sportster65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 110
I got the sealed battery and have had it for going on 2 years, just put it on the battery tender 2-3 times a year and never give it a second thought.
sportster65 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 05-30-2009, 12:29 PM
1st Gear
 
bakada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Pole, AK.
Posts: 82
Anyone have a brand and model number of a sealed battery that fits like the stock without modifications. I cant mail order because the shipping to Ak is outragious so brand and model number in hand at the local dealers helps.

2005 Red one
bakada is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 05-31-2009, 06:12 PM
3rd Gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 815
Bakada, no better way to handle it then taking the original stock battery with you to wherever you plan to get the battery.
TheWanderer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need a battery, which one do you use? klrdan69 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 39 02-26-2010 07:48 AM
Replacement Battery for an '87 KLR 650... K29398 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 6 01-27-2009 01:06 PM
Battery???????? JWP6114 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 07-13-2008 10:47 AM
odyssey battery klrmike 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 6 08-24-2007 03:38 PM
Battery fit problem Slaghammer 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 7 11-15-2006 08:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome