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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

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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Try the gel type battery. I haven't gotten one for my KLR yet, but I put one on my last bike, and loved it! Maintenance free, and if you go down and scrape the battery, no leaks!
 

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i have 08 KLR and im having problems with the battery i've filled it with battery acid and it just make this funny sound a buzzing noice and i can for nothing figure it does any one know what the problem is
 

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odyssey battery in mine. No mods necessary it's mounted sideways in my bike is all. Seem to last forever. Mine went ten years in my beemer
 
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