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Just put a new battery in my o8 650. Piece of cake. I bought a Motobatt battery, all sealed, pre charged and no problems with the install. Started right up!
 

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bearcat said:
Just put a new battery in my o8 650. Piece of cake. I bought a Motobatt battery, all sealed, pre charged and no problems with the install. Started right up!
Bearcat -
I am looking for a Motobatt - my OEM battery is gone on the 09' 650. I callled Sunn Battery today and spoke with Carl and they are out of stock (MBTX12U) until the 1st of May.

Would you mind sharing where you bought your battery from?
 

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claymore said:
Would you mind sharing where you bought your battery from?
I've found them on Amazon or eBay.
 

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I bought mine from Motobattbatteries.com.
 

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Thanks the replies and info.
It was a toss-up between Amazon and Motobattbatteries.com. In the end - I ordered from Motobattbatteries.com.

Overall, including Motobatteries.com - I tried to talk to 3 venders today about verifying battery was in-stock before purchase.
Everybody seems swamped with business now that Spring is here.

In truth, my OEM battery is fine. I used the Burgman battery to replace a bad battery in my Ariens lawn tractor. They are exactly same size and amperage.
Works out perfectly - I had rather have a more reliable battery in the Burgman anyway.
 

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I ordered the battery this past Wednesday at 10am. CDT using website. Today (Friday), USPS delivered my new Motobatt battery. I am impressed with speed in which battery was delivered - especially by USPS!
 

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Works out perfectly - I had rather have a more reliable battery in the Burgman anyway.
Interesting, I am just replacing my original OEM battery that came with my 2004. :thumbup:
By my count that is 9 years on the original battery.
Kind of scares me that I have to replace it!
So I just bought a Deka ETX14 from my local battery bandit. They tell me it is a much better battery than the original, only problem is that it is going take me years to find out ... I hope!
Could be the Battery Minder that I use every winter actually works in extending the life of the battery.
 

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The battery in my '06 650 is 7 years old and starts the bike fine. I was thinking of replacing it based on age. However, if it will go 9 years I don't have to worry anytime soon, or do I? Are there any warning signs? I thought of carrying a fully charged new battery as a spare just to see how long mine will last, but don't really want to do that for a couple of years.
 

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I changed mine out last year, and replaced the OEM (9 yrs, no tender used) with a glass matt battery from Fleet Farm, $50. If it lasts even 5 years I will be happy, as the bike will be 15yrs.old.

Then ??????

As for the warning signs, it just didn't hold a full change any longer, and the motor turned over slow. If you start it once a week, you should be ok for a few years. The tell is letting it sit 2-4 weeks, if it barely turns over, it's time.
 

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Congrats on being assimilated by Motobatt. I love mine.



bearcat said:
Just put a new battery in my o8 650. Piece of cake. I bought a Motobatt battery, all sealed, pre charged and no problems with the install. Started right up!
 
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