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 Post subject: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:24 pm 
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I feel a replacement Battery moment for my 08 Ully......
Anyone got any recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:32 pm 
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I would say get the HD one, but embarrassingly, and as a research project you must understand, I bought a Varta off beGay for about £30. The Big Issue (help the homeless) is that fact that the terminal posts (as on any non-HD battery) are set back from the battery body, so I have used a few brass washers (off beGay) to space the terminals off so they don't clash with the battery body.

My S1 arrived from the USA with a Walmart battery of unknown age and that lasted 5 years in my hands IIRC so I'll be interested to see how my Varta does (and it is porbably no different than any other battery - except Motobatt).

Talking of Motobatt, I bought one off a guy leaving Buell, brand new, boxed etc. and it sat in a corner for a year or so, but when I came to use it (after charging it), it wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding...

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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Gonna be contacting Riders of Bristol for an HD Battery I think.
Anyone got any idea of price


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:36 pm 
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remember to ask for the UKBEG discount :yup:
is it still 10% ?

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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:39 pm 
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13% UKBEG discount at Riders

That's more than HOG...

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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:09 pm 
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It's still early days but I'm running a lithium battery on my xb9 weights nothing and has a lot of cranking amps..a lot more than the lead equivalent not silly money either and was made by the company that supply ktm oe stuff...comes with 2 year warranty and no issues so far ...a few mates said lithium type batteries are not reliable but so far so good I think the reliability issues might be down to guys not using the right charger ...I bought it mainly because there is a 4kg weight saving !


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:57 pm 
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I fitted one of these to my Uly well over 12-months ago, a bit more cranking ability than the standard oem Harley battery, works for me. :yup:

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... mentID=155

Forgot to mention, and half the price.!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:24 am 
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kernow60 wrote:
I fitted one of these to my Uly well over 12-months ago, a bit more cranking ability than the standard oem Harley battery, works for me. :yup:

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... mentID=155

Forgot to mention, and half the price.!!!


Looks just like my Varta looking at the terminal posts... Could it even be the same red tape?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Varta-YTX14-B ... Sw5cNYcoZQ

I guess this is the Shoria Wobblyone has fitted...

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... oupid=9144

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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:42 pm 
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pash wrote:
kernow60 wrote:
I fitted one of these to my Uly well over 12-months ago, a bit more cranking ability than the standard oem Harley battery, works for me. :yup:

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... mentID=155

Forgot to mention, and half the price.!!!


Looks just like my Varta looking at the terminal posts... Could it even be the same red tape?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Varta-YTX14-B ... Sw5cNYcoZQ

I guess this is the Shoria Wobblyone has fitted...

http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/shop/produc ... oupid=9144


Wow your Varta is cheap Nick the only difference I can see is mine is 12V - 240A...priced £66-99, and the Varta is 12V - 200A. The Shorai is 12V - 210A and imo quite expensive at £168-91


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:55 pm 
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Maybe mine is inferior (I hadn't noticed the 200-240A)... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:49 pm 
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pash wrote:
Maybe mine is inferior (I hadn't noticed the 200-240A)... :D


I wouldn't call it inferior Nick Varta has a reputation for being among the best batteries out there, they are a standard fitting in a V.W. or at least they use to be, if not still.
And although my Yuasa is considered a quality battery it's still more than twice the price of yours, actually almost 2/3rds the price. :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Ully Battery
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:10 pm 
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:yup:
pash wrote:
13% UKBEG discount at Riders

That's more than HOG...


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